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About the Authors

Jill and Bill’s speaking schedule can be found below.

Jill C. Dardig

Jill C. Dardig is Professor Emerita of Education at Ohio Dominican University where she trained special education teachers for 30 years. At ODU she was awarded the Booth-Ferris Master Faculty Award and was selected as an ODU Centennial Person of Influence. A longtime member of the Board of Trustees of the St. Joseph Home for women with disabilities, Dr. Dardig has also served as a curriculum specialist for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and as a consultant at Centro da Vilariñha, a program that teaches independent living and vocational skills to teenagers and young adults with developmental disabilities in Porto, Portugal. She has been a visiting professor at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, and presented workshops for teachers and parents in Europe, South America, and Asia. Dr. Dardig has written several books and other publications about and for parents including Involving Parents of Students with Special Needs: 25 Ready-to-Use Strategies (Corwin Press, 2008). Jill has an A.B. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts.

William L. Heward is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University. Dr. Heward has taught at universities in Brazil, Japan, Portugal, and Singapore and given lectures and workshops in 23 other countries. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and Past President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Dr. Heward co-authored the books Applied Behavior Analysis (3rd ed., Pearson, 2020) and Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education (12th ed., Pearson, 2022). Combined sales for these two titles total more than one million copies. Bill has also written for the popular market. Some Are Called Clowns (Crowell, 1974) chronicled his five summers as a pitcher for the Indianapolis Clowns, the last of the barnstorming baseball teams. Bill has a B.A. from Western Michigan University and an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts.

William L. Heward

Early in their careers, Jill and Bill helped found an early intervention program for children with autism and other disabilities in western Massachusetts. Married for 45 years, the authors live in Worthington, Ohio.

Speaking/Appearance Schedule

April 30, 2022 Solvang, CA: Cambridge Center for Behavior Studies 15th Annual Conference on Autism and Related Disorders: Research-Based Solutions

May 28-30, 2022 – Boston, MA: 48th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International

July 16-17, 2022 – Sao Paulo, Brazil: Launch publication of the Portuguese translation of LMAC

August 1-4, 2022 – Penn State University: National Autism Conference

August 20, 2022 – Columbus, OH: Barnes & Noble Easton Store (author book signing)

October 5, 2022Kalamazoo, MI: 10th Michigan Autism Conference

October 11, 2022 RethinkBehavioral Health webinar with Dr. Bridget Taylor

October 22-23, 2022Bucharest, Romania: Bucharest International ABA Conference

January 17, 2023 – The Ohio State University Department of Educational Studies

March 3, 2023 Columbus, OH: Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference

March 9-11, 2023 Long Beach, CA: CalABA 41st Western Regional Conference

March 25-26, 2023Manilla, Philippines: 3rd International Conference on ABA Philippines

April 2023 - Asia-Pacific ABA Network (Japan) – Qualified Behavior Analyst Certification Course (online)

April 21, 2023Long Beach, CA: 8th Autism Partnership Conference

April 28, 2023 Gol, Norway: Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis (online)

April 29, 2023 San Antonio, TX: 38th Annual Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Conference

May 20, 2023 - Latino Association for Behavior Analysis

June 23-24, 2023Cagnes sur Mer, France: Best of ABA Conference

July 28-30, 2023 Brisbane, Australia: 8th Annual Conference of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia

August 17-18, 2023Oaxaca, Mexico: 1st International Congress: Behavior Analysis Applied to Education and Developmental Issues

September 28, 2023 – Behavior Analysis Leadership Council: Online Book Discussion

October 11-13, 2023 - Worcester, MA: Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy 44th Annual Conference

December 7, 2023 Behavior Development Solutions Webinar

February 8, 2024 Pasadena, CA: California Association for Behavior Analysis 42nd Annual Western Regional Conference

February 15, 2024 - Sacramento, CA: California State University, Sacramento Student

March 19, 2024 – Behavior University (webinar)

April 5-6, 2024 Albuquerque, NM: Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis

April 11-12, 2024 Manaus, Brazil: Second International Conference, ABA for a Better World

April 19, 2024 Warsaw, Poland: Publication launch event for Polish translation by Fundacja Scolaris (online)

May 10, 2024 Massachusetts Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference

June 7-8, 2024 - Nice, France: Best of ABA Conference 2024 

September 18-21, 2024 - Miami, FL: Florida Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference