The credentials of Lifespan Services’, LLC. Chairman and Senior Consultant, Dr. D. L. Holmes, are as follows:

  • Forty fours years of developing educational, residential, employment and family support services for individuals with autism and related disorders including: the founding director of the following agencies; the Princeton Child Development Institute (Princeton, New Jersey), the Eden Institute (Princeton, New Jersey), the Eden II Programs (Staten Island), the Wawa Education and Retreat Center (Connecticut), the Eden Florida Services (Naples and Fort Meyers).
  • The author of award winning books, book chapters and featured professional articles on appropriate services and administration of services for individuals with autism and related disabilities.
  • Professor at numerous universities, more recently since 1976 on the faculty of the Psychology Department at Princeton University.
  • Fellow, The U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • Fellow/Diplomat American Dollege of Forensic Psychology
  • Member, The Association for Behavior Analysis International [ABA]
  • Life Status Member, the American Psychological Assocation [APA]
    – Division on Consulting Psychology
  • Pioneer Member, the Council for Exceptional Chidren [CEC]
  • Life Member, The Autism society of Anerica [ASA]
  • Member, the Society of Psychologists in Management [SPIM]
  • Member, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts [AFCC]
  • President or Chairman of statewide and national advocacy organizations including: the New Jersey Center for Non-Profit Corporations, The Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (New Jersey), The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (national), The Autism Society of America’s Panel of Professional Advisors (Washington, DC), The National Commission on Accreditation of Special Education Services (Washington, DC).
    Served on numerous state and national commissions to establish parameters for appropriate services for individuals with disabilities including: the U.S. Office of Education; the U.S. Office of Rehabilitation Services; the U.S. Office of Health and Human Services; New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities; New Jersey Division of Special Education Services (Co-Chair of the Commissioner’s Advisory Council on the Disabled); the New Jersey Division Children and Family Services; and, The New Jersey Division on Voc. Rehab.
  • Educational background including: Bachelor of Science from the Western Connecticut State University; Masters of Education in Special Education from Rutgers University; and, Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Rutgers University.
    Numerous board certifications including: board certified as a Forensic Examiner; board certified in Administrative Psychology; board certified in Behavioral Science; board certified in Psychological Specialties.
    State certifications as Teacher of the Disabled; School Principal; Supervisor of Education; and, Chief School Administrator (New Jersey and Connecticut).
  • Consultant to numerous public and private agencies both locally, nationally and internationally on issues pertaining to appropriate services to individuals with autism and related disabilities.
  • Invited presenter at state, national and international conferences on issues pertaining to administration and the development of effective services for individuals with autism and related disabilities.
  • Editorial Boards including The Forensic Examiner; The Forensic Psychologist; The Advocate; and, The Autism Spectrum Quarterly.
    Featured guest on CNN’s House Call with Dr. V.J. Gupta; PRN’s “Talk of the Nation”; and, numerous appearances on CNN’s local and national news.
  • Quoted in the New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; The International Financial Times; Newsweek; and, numerous local and national newspapers and press services.
  • Qualified in federal and state courts as an expert in the administration and implementation of therapeutic interventions for individuals with autism and related disabilities