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Dr. Jim Ball, A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), has been working in the private sector field of autism for 25+  years.  In a variety of settings, he has provided educational, employment, and residential services to children and adults affected with autism.

Dr. Ball has lectured nationally and internationally, provided expert testimony, and published in the areas of early intervention, behavior, consultation services, social skills, technology, and trauma.  He is a  featured author and is on the advisory board for the Autism Asperger's Digest magazine.  His 2008 triple Award Winning book, "Early Intervention & Autism:  Real-Life Questions, Real-Life Answers" was released in  February of 2008.

Dr. Ball, a former Board of Trustee member for the New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC), now Autism New Jersey is also a member of the COSAC/Autism NJ Professional Advisory Board.

He is a Board member of the Autism Society's (AS) Board of Directors and is currently the Chair of the National Board.  Prior to that, Dr. Ball  assisted the AS Board as the Co-Chair of the AS Panel of Professional Advisors (2005-2009). 

Organizational Work:

-Autism Family Services of New Jersey, Advisory Board Member, 2009 to present.

-Autism Society of America,  Co-Chairperson Panel of Professional Advisors, July 2005 to 2009, Panel Member, 1999 to present. 

-Autism Society of America, Safe and Sound Task Force,  

September 2008 to present. 

 

-Autism Society of America, National Board Directors, July 1998 to

July 1999 and July 2009 to present.  Chair, July 2010 to present, First Vice Chair, July 2009 to 2010.

 

-Autism Asperger's Digest, Parent/Professional Advisory Board,

November 2006 to present.

-Autism New Jersey-COSAC Board of Trustees, 2005 to 2009.

-Autism New Jersey-COSAC, Professional Advisory Board,  March 2005 to present.

-Durand Academy, First Responders Autism Education Program,   May 2007 to present.

-Eden Innovative Learning, Advisory Board, January 2006 to 

present.
 

-Executive Board Member, The Association for Persons in

Supported Employment (APSE), New Jersey, June 1993 to June 

1994.          
 
-Board Member, Healing Hands of Christ Foundation, Autism Consultant/Advisor on Board, 2010 to present.  
 
More about Dr. Ball:

Dr Ball Quoted @ Autism Society of America Conference:
 
Dr. Ball Quoted by iCNN:

Dr. Ball Appointed to Interagency Autism Coordinating Committe...
HHS Secretary Names Autism Society Board Members to Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
March 29, 2012
By Autism Society
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has invited two Autism Society board members to join the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. Board members Dr. Jim Ball and Dr. Jose Cordero will serve on the federal advisory committee made up of both federal officials and public members. With two national board members on IACC, the Autism Society is well-positioned to act on our statement regarding the recent CDC announcement: the need for support and services for families impacted by autism has never been greater.
IACC members are charged with coordinating all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services concerning autism spectrum disorders, developing and annually updating a strategic plan for ASD, and providing advice to the Secretary on matters related to ASD.
“Through the appointment of Drs. Ball and Cordero to the IACC, the Autism Society can emphasize the need for services and supports to be factored in national autism initiatives,” said Scott Badesch, President and COO of the Autism Society. “We commend our board members and are proud to have such esteemed professionals represent the Autism Society.”
Dr. Jim Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), is chairman of the Autism Society board of directors. He has worked in the private sector field of autism for more than 25 years, providing educational, employment and residential services to children and adults affected with autism. Dr. Ball has won numerous awards, including NYFAC’s Autism Inspiration Award, Autism Society’s Literary Work of the Year Award for his manual on social security and employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and Autism New Jersey’s highest honor, their Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Ball on The Voice of America Television Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0d9RFJUhSw
 
Dr. Ball recognized as a Carino's Autism Hero:
Carino’s Italian Highlights Autism Champions, Donates to Autism Society this April
Carino’s Italian restaurants and the Autism Society are teaming up this April to support individuals living with autism and recognize the “Autism Champions” within the communities Carino’s Italian serves.
 
Hear Dr. Ball on NPR Radio...
http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=94386599&m=94386569
 
Read his articles in Autism Asperger's Digest Magazine and interview at...
Autism Asperger's Digest Magazine
 http://www.autismdigest.com/Portals/0/docs/AADigest%20Interview%20-%20Jim%20Ball.pdf
 
Dr. Ball quoted in the Newspaper...