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Scott Harrington, Ph.D.

Youth Transition Director

Scott Harrington

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Dr. Scott W. Harrington is the Director of the Youth Transition Project at the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been working with people with disabilities since 1990, when he earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at CSU Long Beach. He earned his Master's degree in Psychology (Behavior Analysis) at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, and his Doctorate, also in Psychology (Behavior Analysis), at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He is currently the Director for the Customized Employment Project, an externally funded project to help individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) secure integrated employment.

Dr. Harrington has written and directed multiple federally funded projects that helps persons with disabilities transition to community-based competitive employment and attend post secondary institutions. As a PI or co-PI in the last seven years, Dr. Harrington has generated over $8.6 million in external funding for the NCED to help individuals with disabilities live more independent lives. He is a founder of the first elementary charter school in Nevada, Sierra Nevada Academy, and a former middle school mathematics teacher. He has presented over 40 papers on data-based interventions to assist persons with disabilities, has several publications across multiple areas, and currently teaches at UNR. His research interests include inclusion, integrated employment, transition, intrinsic motivation, attitudes about disabilities, and interagency collaboration. Dr. Harrington is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA), and on several advisory boards. Hobbies include anything outdoors.

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