Dr. Eric Larsson of Lovaas Institute Joins CASP Board of Directors
Two new Board of Directors will join the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) on July 1, 2021. This includes Dr. Eric Larsson, executive director, Clinical Services, Lovaas Institute Midwest, and Naa Garrido, chief executive officer, Galena Autism Behavioral Services. As Directors, they will join an impressive team of thought leaders who are responsible for establishing the organization’s mission and vision and for overseeing its management. Elected directors serve a three-year term and may be reelected.
“I have known and respected Dr. Eric Larsson for a long time, and I’ve been privileged to have many opportunities to collaborate with him,” said Lorri Unumb. “To have him now give of his time for a three-year term on the CASP Board of Directors is truly a gift for the association and for the field.”
“To have him now give of his time for a three-year term on the CASP Board of Directors is truly a gift for the association and for the field.”
Dr. Larsson leads the Lovaas Institute’s renowned program of intensive early intervention services for families of children who suffer from severe behavior disorders, including autism. He is a Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. He is a member of the clinical faculty in the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches classes in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and autism. He is currently the President of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and is the Honorary President of the Lovaas Foundation of Barcelona, Spain. He also serves on the boards of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the Autism Recovery Foundation, the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis, the Autism Treatment Association of Minnesota, and Erik’s Ranch and Retreats. He is a past member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts.
An advocate and expert in the field of ABA, Dr. Larsson has spent his career serving others. “I am here [doing what I love] because of the many parents who went to the line for their kids. They didn’t accept “No” for an answer, and I’m here to honor their hard work and tears with my best efforts to deliver the best in return.”