The founder and director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Center (Teaching, Community Services & Research) at the Zinman College in Israel, Dr. Eitan Eldar, has been widely acknowledged by the educational community for his extraordinary efforts to fulfill the goals, values, and mission of disseminating behavior analysis.
Dr. Eldar has written numerous papers and booked, and authored the first and only ABA text book in Hebrew. “Applied Behavior Analysis – Principles and Procedures” serves as the foundation for many behavioral projects and courses in Israeli universities and institutions. It is also used by parents who are eager to learn more about ABA in the home context.
Dr. Eldar has organized workshops and conferences on various topics related to the enhancement of services the ABA science can offer to improve the quality of daily living for parents, para-professionals, and educators.
Having served as the first chairman of the Israeli Association of Applied Behavior Analysis, Dr Eldar has significantly contributed to its growing membership, more than 100 students studying yearly in two BACB approved programs and over 200 additional professionals participating in IABA activities each year.
Dr. Eldar designed a model for individual full inclusion in general education settings for autistic students that has been adopted by the Ministry of Education countrywide.
Dr. Eldar will give a presentation titled “Little secrets and the fallacies” of ABA in treating Autism at the 2012 ICare4Autism International Autism Conference – Autism: A Global Perspective at the International Conference Center (ICC) in Jerusalem, Israel, August 1st to 2nd.