Girls experiencing symptoms of autism are likely to be diagnosed later or less frequently than boys. Behavior analysis can help address the unique needs that girls and women have, and tailor interventions.
Much of the focus of public health has been on behavior change at the individual level. While this is a crucial component to improving health outcomes, it is not always adequate in addressing barriers to health equity. Learn more about why theonline MPH@Simmons programlooks at public health through the lens of equity, rather than equality.
A registered behavior technician, Maria Villegas says her mission in life has always been to help others. As an undergraduate she studied psychology, and later worked as a preschool teacher. Villegas enrolled in the BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons program to continue to study human behavior and to prepare to become BCBA® certified.