MSSU opens center for applied behavior analysis

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Joplin's Missouri Southern State University cut the ribbon on a new center for applied behavior analysis.

The ACACIA Center — which stands for acceptance, community, academics, commitment, inclusivity and advocacy — will serve families of children with autism spectrum disorder and other behaviors.

“The center is deeply rooted, like the acacia tree, as the work in applied behavior analysis will produce twofold benefits: one for our students who are receiving their credentials and the coursework and the academic preparation in applied behavior analysis, and for the children of our community served by the center,” said Lorinda Hackett, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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