Jeffrey Gutkin has been actively involved in supports for individuals with developmental disabilities for over 30 years. His education took place at Emory University and earned his masters in counselor education at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education.
Over the course of his employment, Jeffrey has worked as a behavior specialist with the primary responsibility of providing positive behavior supports to adults and children in school-based, group-home, and day-program settings. Jeffrey has worked at several different community agencies such as the Learning Disability Association (now Starbridge), Continuing Developmental Services, and the Kessler Center. Currently Jeffrey provides positive behavior supports for adults with developmental disabilities being served by Epilepsy Pralid, Inc in several of their IRAs and one of their day-programs.
Areas of Interest: High-functioning Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Genetic Disorders, developmental disabilities in general, neurological impairments, issues related to memory and cognition, school-based supports, supports in group home and day-hab settings, and crisis support.
Treatment Approach: Positive Behavior Supports in all settings across the developmental lifespan.