2004: O. Ivar Løvaas

Dr. O. Ivar Løvaas earned his Ph.D. in psychology in 1958 from the University of Washington. In 1961 he started at UCLA and was made a full professor in 1967. In 1995 he founded the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE), which is a provider of early intervention treatment for young children diagnosed with autism. He received many honors for his work in the field, including the Edgar Doll Award, a Distinguished Research Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the California Senate Award, an honorary doctorate, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was interviewed on major television networks such as CBS, CNN, and the BBC. He gave presentations across the United States and the world, including Sweden, Germany, Poland, and New Zealand. Dr. Løvaas had close to 70 publications to his credit. 


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