Michael is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who is originally from Chicago, IL. He completed his MS in Educational Psychology from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2008. After completing his MS he has worked in a variety of settings including a summer camp, a school, helped coordinate services and provided consultation services for students in Junior High and High School, in-home, residential, and a clinic providing therapeutic behavioral services to individuals with special needs and their support systems. Over the years he has worked with a very wide variety of diagnoses, ages, and functional abilities of individuals. Some current areas of interest for Michael include staff development/training, the use of applied behavior analysis to individuals who are not diagnosed with disabilities, and the possibility of future research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) specifically within the population of individuals who have engaged in chronic self-injurious behavior.