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Diane Bales

Georgia State University
Behavior Specialist
Atlanta, GA

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Gereen R. Francis, BCaBA is a Behavior Specialist at the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University (GSU). She provides training and technical assistance related to the use of Tier III positive behavioral interventions and supports to educators, families, and early interventionists across the state of Georgia. She is also the coordinator of the annual Autism Conference and Expo of Georgia. Before joining the Positive Behavior Support team at GSU, Gereen was a Behavioral Parenting Counselor in the Community Autism Program at the Marcus Autism Center (MAC). She provided in-home parent and caregiver training to hundreds of families and their children with autism and related developmental disabilities. Gereen received her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology from GSU. She earned her board certification as an Assistant Behavior Analyst after completing coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology.