Gary S. Allison
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Professional Experiences and Interests
Dr. Gary Stephen Allison is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Delaware and has been working with students with autism and other severe or profound disabilities for over 40 years in public schools, homes, and private residential schools. In his 19 years at the University of Delaware, he has received 24 awards for service and teaching, among them the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Professor of the Year, Golden Key Professor of the Year, and the Kappa Delta Pi Professor of the Year. He is the faculty advisor for the University of Delaware Student Council on Children with Special Needs and UD Best Buddies and is the coordinator of the autism certification program. He also serves on the boards of the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware, Autism Delaware/POWR and is vice-president of the Delaware Association for Behavior Analysis. His teaching and research interests include: special education teaching methodology and curriculum, as well as functional assessment/analysis and effective treatment of health or life-endangering behaviors in students with severe disabilities. His other interests include creating meaningful educational experiences for students with severe disabilities and professional development of special education teachers.