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MIchael A. Fueyo, M.D.
Board of Special Needs Advisors

Dr. Michael Fueyo is board certified in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.He served as a General Medicine Officer in the United States Navy.Upon completion of his child psychiatry fellowship at Brown University, he remained there as a member of the medical school faculty.He participated in early childhood research under a national Institute of Mental health research grant while providing psychiatric consultation to a neonatal care nursery. He then served as an attending psychiatrist in the Bradley Hospital Developmental Disabilities Program, a New England resource for individuals with developmental disorders.He came to Philhaven hospital in 1999 and opened the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in 2005. Dr. Fueyo specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry and is affiliated with WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and WellSpan Philhven.

Richard M. Foxx, PH.D
Board of Special Needs Advisors

Dr. Foxx is an internationally recognized expert on treating behavioral problems and on increasing skill development.He has published numerous books and scientific articles and has produced several widely used video training programs. He co-edited two books Making a Difference: Behavioral Intervention for Autism and Controversial Therapies for Developmental Disabilities. His latest book is Interventions for Treating the Eating Problems of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities. He is the editor-in-chief of Behavioral Interventions and is on the editorial board of six scientific journals. Dr. Foxx is a fellow in five divisions of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, The Association for Behavior Analysis- International, and the American Association on Mental Retardation. He was the president of the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis; the Association for Behavior Analysis; and the Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities of the American Psychological Association. His awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award (1998) and Significant Contributions to Behavior Analysis Award (2001) from the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. He cofounded the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, was its first President and serves as its executive director. He was president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Association on Mental Retardation. He is a licensed psychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Randi J. Hagerman, M.D.
Board of Special Needs Advisors

Dr. Randi Hagerman is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and the Medical Director of the MIND Institute at UC Davis.She is internationally recognized as both a clinician and researcher in the fragile X field.Dr. Hagerman received her M.D. from Stanford University where she also carried out her Pediatric residency.She completed a Fellowship in Learning and Disabilities and Ambulatory Pediatrics at UC San Diego and spent 20 years at the University of Colorado where she headed Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.She co-founded the National Fragile X Foundation in 1984 in Colorado and developed a world-renowned fragile X research and treatment center.In 2000, Professor Hagerman moved to UC Davis to be the Medical Director of the MIND Institute.Professor Randi Hagerman has written over 200 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters on neurodevelopmental disorders.Dr. Hagerman has received numerous awards for her research in fragile X syndrome including the Jerrett Cole Award from the National Fragile X Foundation for unselfish dedication to work with fragile X children and adults, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Award for Science including Medicine, the IASSID Distinguished Achievement Award for Scientific Literature, the 2005 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award from UC Davis, and the 2006 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Mentoring at UC Davis.In 2008, the National Fragile X Foundation again honored Dr. Hagerman with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Hagerman has worked internationally to establish fragile X clinical programs and research programs throughout the world.

Dwight J. Ashby, D.D.S, Diplomate
Board of Special Needs Advisors

Dr. Dwight Ashby has been a Pediatric Dentist in the Harrisburg community for more than 30 years. His dental education was at Indiana University and he completed his specialty training for Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati. Dr. Ashby is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and is on the staff at the West Shore Surgery Center and Hershey Medical Center.He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pennsylvania Association of Pediatric Dentists, the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Harrisburg Area Dental Society.In 2014, he created a nonprofit organization, “A Gift of Smiles” dedicated to raising funds to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive quality dental care regardless of provider, insurance or financial barriers.

David DiNotaris
Board of Special Needs Advisors

David j. DiNotaris was born with a rare eye disorder Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). The doctors insisted that David’s life was hopeless, but David’s family knew better. “My family provided me with the proper information and inspiration for me to overcome the challenge of blindness. “He is an inspirational Speaker, Author, Trainer and Executive Coach with more than 25 years of professional experience assisting public and private sector organizations transform obstacles in to opportunities. He has planned, designed, and delivered customized trainings for state/federal agencies, college/universities, community agencies and employers nationally. He routinely delivers Motivational, Inspirational and Leadership presentations, for trainings, conferences and banquets. David earned a, M.A. Administration Supervision, Leadership, Training and Development, Montclair State University. Through his work in the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, David was instrumental in developing programs to assist Pennsylvania residents with disabilities find competitive integrated employment in their communities.