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Room to Grow
Bobby Newman, PhD, BCBA-D  
Licensed Psychologist
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Dana Reinecke, PhD, BCBA-D
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Bobby Newman is the Director of Room to
Grow.  He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst,
Licensed Psychologist, and NYS Licensed
Behavior Analyst. Bobby is the first author on
eleven books regarding behavior therapy, the
philosophy of behaviorism, the autism spectrum
disorders, and utopian literature. He has
published over two dozen articles in
professional journals, as well as numerous
popular magazine articles and has hosted two
series of radio call-in shows. Bobby trains staff
and works directly with students in the home.  
He provides parent training and support
services.   A popular speaker, Bobby also
provides direct treatment, staff training and
consultation around the world, and has been
honored for this work by several parents and
professional groups. Bobby is past President of
the New York State Association for Behavior
Analysis and the Association for Science in
Autism Treatment.  Bobby is also a certified
personal trainer and marathoner and is an
Ambassador for the Great Sportsmanship
Dana Reinecke is a doctoral level Board-Certified
Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and NYS Licensed
Behavior Analyst.  She is an Assistant Professor and
the Department Chair for the Center for Applied
Behavior Analysis (CABA) at The Sage Colleges.  
Dana teaches and develops coursework within CABA,
as well as advising students, training and supporting
faculty and adjuncts, and managing the department.  
She developed and consults with the Achieve Degree
at The Sage Colleges, a fully online Bachelor’s
Degree program for students diagnosed on the
autism spectrum who find it difficult to attend college
in a traditional setting.  She was honored with The
Sage Colleges’ President’s Award for Innovation for
her work on this program.  Dana also received the
ELIJA Foundation’s Chariot Award in honor of her
work in the autism community on Long Island.  She
served terms as a Representative at Large (2010-
2012), Secretary (2012-2014), and is currently
President-Elect (2015-2016) for the New York State
Association for Behavior Analysis.  

Dana provides training and consultation to school
districts, private schools, and families for children,
adolescents, and adults with disabilities.  She has
provided consultation and training throughout New
York, as well as in Mexico, Australia, and Northern
Ireland.  She has presented original research and
workshops on the treatment of autism and
applications of ABA at regional, national, and
international conferences.  She has published her
research in peer-reviewed journals, written chapters
in published books, and co-edited books on ABA and