Department of Exceptional Student Education

Dr. Jack Scott 

Jack Scott, Ph.D. is active in the areas of autism, applied behavior analysis, and early intensive behavioral intervention for children with autism and related disabilities. Dr Scott received his doctoral degree in Special Education from the University of Florida. He has co-authored a book used to instruct educators in effective practices for teaching children with autism titled, Students with Autism: Characteristics and Instructional Programming (Singular / Wadsworth). Dr. Scott is a Florida Certified Behavior Analyst and served for many years as the Autism Program Area Coordinator for the Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Scott conducts an annual study of parent-directed intensive behavioral early intervention programs as well as research on the reading skills of children with autism. He is presently writing a book for Woodbine House on safety and persons with autism spectrum disorders. Safety for children with autism is an important focus for Dr. Scott. He serves on the Board of Project Lifesaver of Palm Beach County. This organization provides coordination and funding for electronic tracking devices for vulnerable persons so that they can be quickly and safely located if they wander. Dr Scott additionally serves as the Executive Director for the FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). CARD, with a staff of nine, serves over 2,100 children and families in Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. CARD is proudly initiating a mobile screening van that will provide developmental screenings throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. This vehicle was made possible by a generous donation from the Unicorn Children’s Foundation of Boca Raton.