Maurice Feldman, Ph.D., C.Psych., BCBA-D
Dr. Feldman is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He has made significant contributions to research and the dissemination of evidence-based assessment and intervention in several key areas in developmental disabilities including autism, dual diagnosis, behavioral interventions, early intervention, child maltreatment, parent training and human rights. He has held major federal, provincial and foundation research grants; he has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 300 invited and keynote addresses, and conference and workshop presentations. His latest book is Comprehensive, competence-based parenting capacity assessment of parents with learning difficulties, published by NADD Press.
He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, He is a Registered Psychologist in Ontario and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. He held a Chancellor’s Chair in Research Excellence and Distinguished Researcher Award from Brock University, and a Career Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
He was awarded the United States National Distinguished Disability Researcher Award and he was a special advisor to the President’s Committee on Intellectual Disabilities. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney (Australia) and the British Psychological Society. Currently, he is an advisor to several governmental and non-governmental organizations in Canada, U.S. and Europe. He was Editor of the Journal on Developmental Disabilities and was/is on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Education, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, Behavioral Interventions, among others.
His current research interests cover the lifespan and include early detection and intervention for infants at risk for ASD, treatment of anxiety in child and youth with ASD, human rights training for adults with intellectual disabilities and parenting by persons with learning difficulties. His research was cited in an Amici Curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on a case adjudicating parenting rights of persons with intellectual disabilities. His work has been highlighted in the U.S. and Canadian media.