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We believe in bringing you content geared toward meeting the unique dual competence need of behavior analysts supporting people with sex, sexuality, gender, and relationship questions and educational needs.

Barbara Gross, MA, MEd, BCBA, LBA, CSE (she/her/hers) is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator.


She specializes in staff and caregiver training and development of sexual behavior intervention plans for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), including autism spectrum disorder. She also works to coordinate with educators to promote equity in access to comprehensive sexuality education for children with disabilities.

Other areas of practice and research interests include pornography literacy, abuse prevention for children and adults with disabilities, and dissemination of behavior analysis and the potential it offers to promote healthy sexuality for people of all abilities.

Worner Leland, MS, BCBA 
(they/them/theirs) is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a past president of the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG for the Association for Behavior Analysis International. 

They specialize in assent and self-advocacy focused education including sex education. Areas of interest include neurodiversity affirmation, harm reduction, consent, and LGBTQIA affirmation.

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