The Institute for Behavioral Studies at Endicott College announced today the creation of the first in the nation, Certified Applied Behavior Analysis – Technician (CABA-Tech) Program for Special Education paraprofessionals. Training is provided to classroom assistants who assist teachers in the implementation of evidence-based Applied Behavior Analysis teaching techniques for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum learning disorders. Support for Applied Behavior Analysis is well documented in the professional literature, including support from the United States Surgeon General, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education, the National Science Foundation, and the New York Department of Health Clinical Practices, among others. In her published report on the Treatment of Autism, the United States Surgeon General stated that “Thirty years of research has demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior” (Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, 1999). The Endicott College CABA-Tech program is a self-paced, skills based training program that is designed to allow staff to meet the standards established in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 as a Highly Qualified staff.