The UAE Diaries | Michelle Kelly

What to Expect

We’re back with Part 3 of 6 of the UAE Series! Today I welcome on Michelle Kelley to talk about her role as an academic in the Counseling, Special Education and Neuroscience Division at Emirates College for Advanced Education.

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Links for Today:

  • Dr. Michelle Kelly, BCBA-D - Assistant Professor in the Counseling, Special Education and Neuroscience Division at Emirates College for Advanced Education (

  • ABA Middle East Facebook page:

  • Arabic website about ABA and autism:

  • An article about ABA and autism in the Middle East that I was the first author on (Nipa was a co-author):

  • To vote for ECAE and MRC/NECC in the Diamond Category Best Inclusion Initiative Award:

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