Autism and Behavior Intervention Lab

The mission of the Autism and Behavior Intervention Lab (ABIL) is to investigate the mechanisms of action responsible for reductions in challenging behavior for children with autism and developmental disabilities and translate these principles into acceptable and feasible interventions in applied settings. We also focus on designing and evaluating interventions to improve core features of autism across the lifespan. In ABIL, we evaluate models to increase family and teachers’ meaningful involvement in challenging behavior assessment and intervention with children with developmental disabilities. The Autism Behavior Intervention Lab is led by Dr. Mandy Rispoli and Dr. Rose Mason. Graduate and Undergraduate students from across Purdue University participate in our lab.