Robert C. Pennington is has served as the the Assistant Director of Training and executive Director for the Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC) and currently is an Instructor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Louisville. He earned his PhD at the University of Kentucky and has over 20 years of experience in working with individuals with disabilities and their families in school and communities contexts. He has served as a classroom teacher and district technical assistance provider, and piloted Jefferson County Public Schools’ first autism inclusion model (AIM). His research interests include autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis,writing instruction, and teacher preparation. He frequently provides professional development to educators across Kentucky and presents research data at national professional conferences (i.e., Council for Exceptional Children, Association of Behavior Analysis International, Council on Rural Special Education).