Jim Ball

Jim Ball


Ball, James Ed.D., BCBA-D

President/Chief Executive Officer – JB Autism Consulting

Interagency Autism Coordination Committee (2012 to present) Public  Member

Director of Clinical Services New York Families of Autistic Children, Inc. (NYFAC)

Executive Chair, Autism Society, National Board of Directors

Member, Autism Society, Panel of Professional Advisors

Foundation Board Member, Healing Hands of Christ, Autism Consultant

Featured Author, Autism Asperger’s Digest

Member, Eden Services, Outreach Services Committee


“Early Intervention and Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers.”


Winner of:

-2008, NAPPA Gold Award Winner

-2008 Finalist ForWord Book of the Year

-2009 Gold Award in the Independent Publisher Awards

Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, is the President/Chief Executive Officer of JB Autism Consulting. He is also a member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee as a public member, this Committee, as outlined in the Autism Cares Act, makes recommendations to the Secretary on autism research gaps and submits to the Congress and the President an annual update on the summary of advances and an annual update to the strategic plan.  He has been in the field of autism for over twenty-five years providing preschool, educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is also the Director of Clinical Services for New York Families of Autistic Children (NYFAC), a private not-for-profit organization providing support and training for children and families in New York City. He provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding home program, staff/parent training,  home support services, classroom design/support, behavior management/assessment and functional behavior assessment.

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 the Executive Board Chair and has also served in the past as the co-chairperson of the AS’s Panel of Professional Advisors.  He sits on the advisory board for the Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine and has been a Featured Author for the magazine for the past 5 years.  Dr. Ball has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics related to autism, such as early intervention, inclusion, 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.

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”.

Evidence Based Strategies for working with Students with Autism

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#K-A Evidence Based Strategies for working with Students with Autism This presentation will discuss systematic techniques for teaching students with an autism spectrum disorder.  It will focus on teaching specific skills, enhancing motivation, and generalization training.  A step by step demonstration will be presented using real life examples.   Modifications will be explored that allow this […]

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