Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

To educate, advocate for, and support both providers and consumers 
of Applied Behavior Analysis.


Evidence-Based Practices for Autism Transitioning

Dr. Carla Schmidt is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati (UC) in the department of Special Education and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D). She is the director of IMPACT Innovation in the department of Advancement and Transition Services. Impact Innovation is a campus integrated program for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who have significant behavioral and communication challenges. Before coming to UC, Dr. Schmidt spent three years at the University of Hawaii as an assistant professor. Dr. Schmidt received her PhD in Behavior Disorders from the University of Missouri (2010) followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project at the University of Kansas. Her research interests include the use of behavioral interventions based on applied behavior analysis with adults with ASD, supporting transition age youth and young adults with ASD in the community and technology-based interventions.