Wes Dotson is a Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and the professionals who serve them. After earning his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, he spent 13 years as a professor at Texas Tech University and the University of Missouri before moving into private practice and professional development full-time. He has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2008. He has worked across the lifespan and across school, clinic, home, community, justice, and residential treatment settings. His primary areas of practice are social skills, relationship development, and successful life outcomes for adolescents and young adults with autism, as well as the preparation of teachers, law enforcement, and other professionals to work successfully with individuals on the spectrum.