Dr. Fredda Brown is Director of QC-RCASD, and a Professor in the Programs in Special Education at Queens College, City University of New York. Dr. Brown is past Editor-in-Chief of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Association for Positive Behavior Supports (APBS) and the editorial board of Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. In addition to Dr. Brown’s work as a Professor and teacher educator, she has spent many years providing educational and behavioral consultation to individuals with severe disabilities and their families. She is the editor of four books, and author of numerous journal articles and book chapters relating to the education of individuals with severe disabilities. Most recently her work focuses on the relationship between problem behavior, communication, and self-determination, and professional attitudes regarding behavioral treatment acceptability. She presents her work and ideas nationwide to professionals and families, advocating for positive, dignified and effective methods of addressing the learning and behavioral needs of individuals with disabilities.