Dr. Gil Tippy is a world-leading expert in developmental approaches to intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and psychologist and is a founder of the renowned Rebecca School in New York City. He is a co-author, with Dr. Stanley Greenspan, of the renowned book “Respecting Autism,” which defines the highly successful use of developmental, individual difference, relationship-based principles (DIR)/FloortimeTM, a groundbreaking approach incorporated into Shrub Oak’s curriculum. He has consulted with special education schools and programs in the U.S. and internationally, and regularly speaks at professional conferences on the subject. Dr. Tippy is also leading research efforts to empirically demonstrate the effectiveness of the DIR® model.