Building Capacity for Evidence Based Practices in School: System Evaluation and Program Planning

Mark Palmieri

CCSN: The Center for Children with Special Needs and Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Mark Palmieri is a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and the Assistant Director of the Center for Children with Special needs. He provides psychological evaluations, co-directs the Feeding Clinic and the Behavioral Sleep Clinic, and oversees school consultation services to lead capacity development initiatives which establish sustainable educational programs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other complex neurodevelopmental disabilities. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Along with Ms. Kristen Powers, Dr. Palmieri is the co-author of the book, Feeding Your Child with Autism: A Family-Centered Guide to Meeting the Challenges. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics such as behavioral assessment and treatment planning, consultation and program development, and the treatment of feeding and other complex behavioral disorders. Dr. Palmieri received his doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University.

Elizabeth Nulty

CCSN: Center for children with speciel needs

Elizabeth is a Program Coordinator at CCSN. Elizabeth graduated from the master’s program in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Over the years, Elizabeth has worked with a wide variety of populations within applied behavior analysis, including children and families in DCF mandated programs, children with developmental and emotional disabilities in foster care, group homes and residential facilities. Ms. Nulty has also worked with children diagnosed with autism and related disorders within the Connecticut Birth to Three system, as well as in public school preschool programs. Ms. Nulty is currently a Ph.D. candidate in applied behavior analysis at Endicott College, Institute of Behavioral Studies. Ms. Nulty has been an active member of CTABA, serving on the Executive Council for over 6 years.


Educational settings are increasingly interested in establishing sustainable models for implementing ABA-based interventions. This includes typical direct instruction models as well as evidence-based services embedded... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

The work to be presented is based on development and validation of a model of service and therefore did not include the manipulation of any experimental variables with participants. Only evidenced-based procedures published in... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Mark Palmieri (CCSN: The Center for Children with Special Needs and Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine)
  2. Elizabeth Nulty (CCSN: Center for children with speciel needs)

Topic Area

Topics: Practice


V15A » Oral Posters: Education I (11:40 - Sunday, 18th September, Moorfoot Room)

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