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Carol Povey - Director for the National Autistic Society

Carol Povey is the Director of the Centre for Autism at the National Autistic Society (, the oldest and largest autism charity in the United Kingdom. In this interview we discuss the history of NAS, the wide scope of services and supports they offer for parents and individuals of all ages, and how they are advancing opportunities for people with autism through better diagnosis, legislative initiatives, and autism awareness.


Daniel Cadey - Autism Friendly Award

Daniel Cadey is the Autism Friendly Development Manager for the National Autistic Society (NAS) in London. He oversees their Autism Friendly Award program, which certifies business of all sectors and sizes throughout the United Kingdom for making changes to benefit people with autism and their families. In this interview we learn about what businesses must achieve to become certified as autism-friendly, and how this program helps the broader autism community....


Dave Giles - Intermountain Centers

Dr. David K. Giles is the founder and CEO of Intermountain Centers (, a behavioral health agency in Tucson that has existed for 50 years and strives to be a model for human service organizations. In this interview, we discuss Dave's roots as an early behavior analyst working with Mont Wolf and many other "legends," how Intermountain started, and the key roles they have had in the deinstitutionalization movement, the development of wraparound services, and state...


Episode 3 - Michael Dougher

In this episode we discuss the past, present and future of behaviorism, psychology, and many other deep dives with the president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Dr. Michael Dougher has had an extensive career in behavior analysis and psychology, including an key role in the development of the now rapidly growing field of clinical behavior analysis and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Learn more at...


Episode 2 - Hanna Rue

Dr. Hanna Rue, BCBA-D, is the Head of Clinical Development for Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), a multi-state agency that provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for individuals with autism ( In this interview we discuss how Dr. Rue is helping AST integrate research into service delivery, her role in the National Standards Project, how to evaluate ASD outcomes, diversity issues in behavior analysis, and what needs to be added to BCBA graduate programs.


Episode 1 - Emily Callahan

Dr. Emily Callahan, BCBA-D, is the Executive Director for the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP), is a trade association and leadership development group for autism provider organizations ( In this interview we discuss why CASP was created, what they are doing to improve services for people with autism and the companies that provide them, how to evaluate evidence-based practices, common challenges that provider agencies face, and how to measure macro-level...