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Daniel Openden

Daniel Openden, is Vice President and Clinical Services Director for the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). He received his doctorate in Special Education, Disability, and Risk Studies under the mentorship of Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Openden has worked extensively with families who have children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs); provided consulting and training for school districts across the country; and has presented research at regional, state, national and international conventions. At SARRC, Dr. Openden directs the center’s clinical programs and services. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, and in 2011 was honored as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” up-and-coming community leaders. Dr. Openden’s research interests include parent training, early intervention, inclusion, technology, and transfer of research-to-practice.