Five questions: FSU professor emeritus on the top-ranked program helping children on the autism spectrum

John Bailey
Professor Emeritus Jon Bailey helped create the ABA program at FSU’s Panama City campus. (Photo: Devin Bittner)

Roughly one of every 36 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.

For more than 20 years, Florida State University’s Applied Behavior Analysis Program has been training the next generation of professionals to help children and families living with developmental disabilities, including ASD, to achieve a greater quality of life.