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Eric Larsson


Lovaas Institute Midwest - Minneapolis MN Office

CASP Member Organization

Professional Bio

Dr. Larsson is the Executive Director of Clinical Services at the Lovaas Institute Midwest, where he implements and researches the renowned program of intensive early intervention services with families of children who suffer from autism, with an emphasis on parent training, dynamic program management, natural social language development, and schedules of reinforcement. His Language Matrix Curriculum has been translated into five languages.

He is the current President of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of Autism Service Providers, the Fundación Lovaas in Barcelona, the Autism Recovery Foundation, the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis, and Erik’s Ranch and Retreats. He is the Chair of the Standards Committee of the Autism Commission on Quality. He has served on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, and as Associate Research Director of the NIMH Multi-site Replication Study of the UCLA Young Autism Project.

He actively supports advocacy efforts to increase access to ABA services for autism and consults internationally on clinical programming and evaluation standards, including with the Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie of Zürich, Switzerland, the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission's Evidence-based Guidelines Subcommittee, and the Province of New Brunswick, Canada.

He authored a Minnesota law for Medicaid coverage of autism treatment. He advised the California Association for Behavior Analysis Task Force on Guidelines for ABA Services. He participated in the development of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Guidelines for Health Plan Coverage of ABA Treatment for Autism, and the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Standards of Practice for ABA.

Member Organization

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2925 Dean Parkway Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
United States
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University of Kansas 1986 Ph.D. Developmental and Child Psychology
2013 CalABA Gerald L Shook Leadership in Advocacy Award
2013 Autism Speaks Provider Advocate of the Year Award