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Highlights of 2015-2016 academic year include:
Highlights of 2013-14 academic year include:
- July 2016: Listen to this interview I did with Glenn Ellis on his weekly show, "Information is the Best Medicine" on 900AM-WURD. We discussed support for individuals with autism, their families, and accessing school support. You can access the interview here. You can get more information on Glenn Ellis by visiting here.
- July 2016: Check out this video produced by Fusion Media on the Intersection of Race and Autism that highlights my family, my research, and me. You can access the video here
- May 2016: Privileged to co-present a webinar for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, entitled, "Don't Forget the Dads: The Important Role of Fathers in Child and Family Health" with Dr. Michael Yogman and Greg Schell. You can access the full webinar here .
- January 2016: Invited to become Executive Committee Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' FamilY Partnership Network, an advisory group to the to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Board of Directors, which has a goal of developing and implementing a strategy to expand the opportunity for parent/family/youth input and participation in AAP activities and programs.
- November 2015: Honored by the Willingboro (NJ) and Vicinity Branch of the NAACP with their Presidential Award (highest honor) for my ongoing community work and advocacy.
- October 2015: Provided keynote address at 3rd Annual Conference for NJ Fathers of Children with Special Needs. My colleague, and expert on autism's influence on the family, Dr. Robert Naseef captured some of the footage. You can access his blog, which includes the footage, by clicking here. You can find out more about Dr. Naseef by clicking here.
- Summer 2015: Article published (with mentor, Dr. Brandon Hunt), in Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision, on the importance of grief education for pre-service counselors. The article can be found by clicking here.
- Spring 2015: Facilitated webinar, sponsored by the New Jersey Statewide Network on Cultural Competence entitled, Racial/ethnic minority fathers of individuals with autism: Considerations for care and support. This and more of their webinars can be accessed by clicking here:
- Spring 2015: Honored to be featured panelist for Autism Brainstorm/Guy Talk, hosted by Dr. Robert Naseef, to discuss my ongoing research on fathers of individuals with autism. The full, 1-hour video can be found by clicking here.
- Winter/Spring 2015: GETAC launched Dads' Connection Group (DCG), a forum for fathers of children with special needs to connect with each other. More information can be found by clicking here.
- October 2014: Article published (as second author, with lead author, Dr. Kaprea Hoquee), in Professional School Counselor, on a specific consultation model for school counselors. The article can be found by clicking here.
- October 2014: Article published in The Professional Counselor, based on a pilot study on fathers of sons with Asperger's disorder. You can access the article by clicking here. The journal also provided authors to introduce their articles. You can access the introduction by clicking here.
- September 2014: Started new job as Assistant Professor Counselor Education at Montclair State University
Highlights of 2013-14 academic year include:
- April 2014: Featured in the Huffington Post by writer, Kevin Beckford, about autism in Black and Latino communities. The link to the article can be accessed by clicking the following link: http://huff.to/1imevEu
- March 2014: Honored by the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA) for their 2013-14 Humanistic Dissertation Award, for a dissertation with salient and central humanistic content, given at the American Counseling Association annual conference.
- December 2013: Won $4500 grant to conduct study on fathers of color in/from Brooklyn who have children with autism
- October 2013: Presenteda session at the bi-annual Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference in October in Denver on counseling implications for African-American fathers of children with autism
- August 2013 : Started new job as Assistant Professor of School Counseling at Brooklyn College
- April 2013: Successfully defended my dissertation and will participate in August 2013 commencement. My dissertation is titled, "Love him and everything will fall into place": An analysis of narratives of African-American fathers of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)
- February 2013: Awarded one of 11 select Penn State College of Education Research Initiation Grants (RIG) to support my dissertation research on African-American fathers of children with autism spectrum disorders. You can find a quick write-up by clicking here.
- September 2012: Awarded the NARACES Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the bi-annual conference in Niagara Falls, NY and presented findings from my pilot study on dads of sons with Asperger's disorder
- August 2012 : Invited to serve as an Ad-Hoc Reviewer for two counseling journals: Journal for Humanistic Counseling (JHC), the journal for the Association of Humanistic Counseling and Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision (JCPS), the journal for the North Atlantic Region of the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (NARACES).