Springbrook Behavior Analyst, Traci Lanner, honored for commitment to Human Service.

Springbrook Behavior Analyst Traci Lanner has been selected by the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis [NYSABA] to receive the award for Human Service in Applied Behavior Analysis. Recipients of the award are selected for their commitment to human service in New York State, utilizing the practice of Behavior Analysis.

Lanner has been with Springbrook for 12 years, starting with the organization as the only behavior specialist on staff. In her time with Springbrook, she has built a department that now boasts four behavior specialists. Her team will soon be taking on important work at the new Tom Golisano School at Springbrook, scheduled to open next spring. The new school will be a behaviorally-based teaching environment specializing in serving students with all levels of autism, also providing residential living. As the Assistant Director of the Golisano School, Lanner’s work has been instrumental in leading to the development of curriculum and programs for the new school.

“This award is a great honor. Not only for me, but for Springbrook,” said Lanner. “I’m very excited! I love my work and am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the students.”

Lanner was nominated for the award by the Director of the Golisano School, Cathy Bryson, and the Director of the School at Springbrook, Jeff Edelstein. “Traci is an exceptional, warm, and dedicated practitioner,” shares Bryson. “She has a wonderful rapport with the children she serves and is well respected by parents, residential staff, and the school team.”

“Traci has touched hundreds of lives in our rural area,” said Edelstein. “Her empathy and skills are all the more valued given the lack of highly specialized service providers in the area, especially behaviorists. We are very thankful for the 12 years of dedicated service she has provided.”

The award will be presented to Lanner at the NYSABA Annual Conference on November 10, 2011 at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. All nominees were considered by the board of directors of the NYSABA, New York’s chapter of the Association of Behavior Analysis International.

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