Haring Center - Professional Development Unit

Contact: Ilene Schwartz (ilene@uw.edu)
Core Function: Professional Training

The Professional Development Unit works with the next generation of professionals in special education, early learning, applied behavior analysis and related disciplines, providing hands-on experience and expert consulting and coaching in any educational context with an emphasis on how to build more inclusive settings. The PDU is a resource to any school or agency seeking assistance with staff training, coaching, program review, curriculum development and implementation of inclusive programs. The PDU also provides supervision for individuals fulfilling the requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Supervision is provided for all Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) experience categories including Independent Fieldwork, Practicum, and Intensive Practicum. The Haring Center, PDU is an ACE provider and offers continuing education opportunities for BCBAs. These opportunities include a monthly journal club, speaker series, and workshops designed to help working professionals stay up to date with current research.