JOE NOVAK, EDD, BCBA-D, CCC-SLP, ATP
Director of Clinical Initiatives, REED Autism Services
Joe is a board-certified behavior analyst–doctoral, ASHA-certified speech and language pathologist, and RESNA-certified assistive technology professional who obtained his master’s in speech-language pathology from Kean University and a doctorate of education in special education from Nova Southeastern University. Additionally, Joe has both speech-language specialist and supervisor certifications for the state of New Jersey.
Joe was named as Director of Clinical Initiatives for REED Autism Services in July 2021, working across the organization to develop new clinical programs, foster continuity of services, manage external clinical collaborations, and serve as a resource for clinicians and staff. Joe consulted at REED for speech and language programming (with an emphasis on augmentative and alternative communication) for several years before joining full-time as Assistant Director in July 2015. In July 2017, Joe was promoted to Director of Curriculum and Technology.
Earlier in his career, Joe worked in ABA programs at Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center and Bernards Township Public Schools as a speech and language pathologist. He has worked in the school setting with individuals ages 3–21 and privately with individuals from 3–25.Joe is an adjunct professor at both Kean University and Endicott College, where he teaches graduate courses in ABA to students in the special education programs.