Dr. James Ball

The Role of Behavior

About the Speaker

Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, is the President/Chief Executive Officer of JB Autism Consulting. He has been in the field of autism for over thirty-five years providing behavioral, educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. He provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, functional behavior assessment, and behavior management.

Dr. Ball was appointed as community member to the Interagency Autism Collaborating Committee (IACC), a federal advisory committee established by the Combating Autism Act of 2006 and reauthorized by the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011, ending in September of 2019. The committee was composed of both federal officials and public members, and is charged with (1) coordinating all efforts within HHS concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), (2) developing and annually updating a strategic plan for ASD, and (3) providing advice to the Secretary on matters related to ASD. Dr. Ball is a past member of the Autism New Jersey, formally known as the New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC) Board of Trustees, and a past member of the Autism New Jersey, Professional Advisory Board. A member of the Autism Society’s (AS) National Board of Directors, he is currently an honorary board member, with only two other people, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and Dr. Temple Grandin. He has also served in the past as the co-chairperson of the AS’s Panel of Professional Advisors and is still a member of that panel. Dr. Ball is also on the Board of Directors of The Phoenix Center in Nutley, New Jersey. The Phoenix Center is a Private School that provides educational services for students aged 3-21 with an autism spectrum condition and other developmental disabilities.

Dr. Ball sits on the advisory board for the Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine and was a Featured Author for the magazine for 5 years. He has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics related to autism, such as early intervention, inclusion services, functional behavior assessment, social skills training, behavior management, direct instruction, sensory issues, and accountability. He has published in many of the above areas and authored the award-winning breakthrough book Early Intervention and Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers, winning the 2008 NAPPA Gold Award Winner, Finalist for the 2008 ForeWord Book of the Year & Gold Award Winner in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards. His second book, You Can’t Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavioral Change released in September of 2019. In 2020, Dr. Ball shared his talent with Future Horizons and 33 other Authors in the book, Autism in Lockdown, Expert Tips and Insights on Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic. He also co-authored a workbook with Kristie Brown-Lofland entitled, Autism after the Pandemic: A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Transition Back to School and Work.

Dr. Ball has won numerous awards including NYFAC’s Autism Inspiration Award, ASA’s Publication Award for his manual on Social Security and Employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Autism New Jersey, formally known as COSAC highest honor, their Distinguished Service Award, and most recently was honored at the Phoenix Center in Nutley, New Jersey during their 20th Anniversary Gala as “Professional of the Year.”

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