Samuel Mathew Turner (1944 – 2005), Ph.D., was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1944. A United States Air Force, veteran, in 1975, he became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Turner’s primary academic, research, and clinical interests were anxiety disorders, and behavioral analyses and treatment. He was the author of more than 200 scientific articles and eighteen books, including subjects covering behavioral treatment for chronic PTSD in combat veterans and behavioral approaches to mental health treatment in the Black community. In 1997, he was the recipient of the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Knowledge and, in 1998, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association of Medical School Psychologists. He joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1998, where he was Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Maryland Center for Anxiety Disorders (MCAD), a clinical research center for the study of anxiety in adults and children.
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Black Applied Behavioral Analysts (BABA) - https://www.facebook.com/BABAInc19/.
Black Applied Behavior Analysts (BABA) is a nonprofit organization created to promote diversity in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). For Black History Month 2021, they will be featuring BCABA professionals daily.
Autism Society of America – (www.autism-society.org).
For over 50 years, the Autism Society of America has provided advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels with its aim has to improve the lives of all affected by autism. For Black History Month, they have published “February Toolkit 2021,” a compilation of articles and resources in celebration at https://www.autism-society.org/february-toolkit/.
February 20, 11 am – 5:30 pm, Black Girl Health Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Howard University presents “Minds Matter DC 2021,” RSVP for this online event on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3qdSLVY
February 23, 7 p – 8p, Ryerson University, Toronto presents “Black in Motion: Race, Accessibility and Online Learning,” RSVP for this online event on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2Z7fBCW
February 25, 7p – 8p EST, BABA presents “Advancing the Practices of Humble Behaviorism and Cultural Humility in ABA,” RSVP for this online event on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3pcb9x6
“What it’s like to be a Black Autism Researcher,” posted October 22, 2020, found at https://www.spectrumnews.org/features/multimedia/podcasts/what-its-like-to-be-a-black-autism-researcher/
“Race, disability, and grade: Social relationships in children with autism spectrum disorders,” published March 10, 2016, found at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362361315627792
Gingles, D. (2021, January 28). Igniting Collective Freedom: An Integrative Behavioral Model of Acceptance and Commitment towards Black Liberation. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/zk7jh
Najdowski, A., Gharapetian, L., & Jewett, V. (2020, September 6). Towards the Development of Antiracist and Multicultural Graduate Training Programs in Behavior Analysis. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/384vr