ERIC LARSSON, PHD, BCBA-D

Dr. Eric Larsson is the Executive Director of Clinical Services at the Lovaas Institute Midwest, where he implements a program of intensive early intervention services for families of children who suffer from severe behavior disorders, including autism. This intensive early intervention program is widely regarded as one of the most thorough and highly supervised behavior therapy programs in the field. Dr. Larsson is also conducting a systematic research evaluation of the effects of this high intensity program. He is a member of the Clinical Faculty in the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches classes in Applied Behavior Analysis and in Autism. He holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Kansas. Dr. Larsson served as Associate Research Director of the NIMH Multi-site Replication Study of the UCLA Young Autism Project. He has been providing intensive early intervention services since 1976, and has supervised such services since 1983. He is currently a board member of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, the Autism Recovery Foundation, the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Autism Treatment Association of Minnesota. He serves on the Autism Advisory Boards of both the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. He is the Policy Chair of the Minnesota Chapter of Autism Speaks. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Erik’s Ranch and Retreats. He is the honorary President of the Fundaçion Planeta Imaginario in Barcelona, Spain. In 2013 he received the Provider of the Year Award from Autism Speaks in Washington, DC and the Jerry Shook Leadership Award from the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA).