Planning Trips for Children With Autism

Caregivers for children with autism need to be able to expect the unexpected. How can they prepare for new experiences?

BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons Faculty Spotlight: Kylan Turner, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Associate professor Kylan Turner’s research in interventions to address sleep and feeding behavior problems in children with autism has taken her around the world.

An Equitable Approach to Structural Determinants of Health

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 the online MPH@Simmons program looks at public health through the lens of equity, rather than equality.

Meet Behavior Analysis Student Maria Villegas, ’18SW

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.

The Autism Glass Project Could Help Kids Better Recognize Facial Expressions

As the autism community celebrates the 47th annual Autism Awareness Month, a developing technology called Autism Glass is hoping its facial recognition software can build on facial expression therapy research for children with autism.

Simmons College Launches New Online Master of Public Health Degree

Simmons College launches its new online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, MPH@Simmons. With a unique focus on health equity, MPH@Simmons will prepare students to address health disparities and positively impact public health at the local, national, and global level.