Dr. Peter Gerhardt is the director of education, Upper School for the McCarton School and the founding chair of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research. Dr. Gerhardt has more than 30 years’ experience utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis in support of adolescents and adults with ASD in educational, employment, residential, and community-based settings. He, along with Dr. Daniel Crimmins, is the editor of the book, Social Skills and Adaptive Behavior in Learners With Autism Spectrum Disorders, which was recently published by Brookes Publishing and is the author or co-author of a variety of articles and book chapters on the needs of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Gerhardt serves on the editorial board of Behavior Analysis in Practice and on numerous professional advisory boards. Dr. Gerhardt received his doctorate from the Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Graduate School of Education.