Professor Crimmins received his BA, MA, and PhD in psychology from Binghamton University, he completed an internship in clinical psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Centre, and is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York.
He has taught extensively at the graduate level in special education and public health, and has a long involvement with interdisciplinary postgraduate training. In 2002 and 2003, Dr. Crimmins was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in Washington DC, where he worked in the Office of Senator Jim Jeffords on health and education policy.
Throughout his career, Dr. Crimmins has worked to improve the capacity of schools and service organisations to provide evidence-based behavioural and educational interventions for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has a particular interest in how research and policy can contribute to the sustainability of effective practices in real-life settings.
Dr. Crimmins and colleagues are involved now with several projects aimed at streamlining the process of functional behavioural assessment and making sure that behaviour supports derive directly from the identified functions. One of these projects has adapted a paper-and-pencil planning tool for web-based use by parents and teachers.
He serves on a number of community and state boards and task forces that have the goal of improving access to quality services for individuals with disabilities. He also serves as the Past-President of the Association for University Centers on Disabilities.
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