On April 18, 2012, Chata Dickson, Ph.D., BCBA-D presented a talk entitled "The Power of Positive Reinforcement:
From Hero Rats to SuperNanny" to a standing-room only audience.  Dr. Dickson currently serves as Autism Curriculum Specialist and Research Associate at The New England Center for Children, Clinical Adjunct Faculty in the graduate program in
Behavior Analysis at Western New England University, and Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Her work has been published in The American Journal of Mental Retardation, The Journal of the Experimental
Analysis of Behavior,
Psychological Record, and Research in Developmental Disabilities.