Dr. Noor Syed (she/her) is the Director of Anderson Center International.
Dr. Syed is also an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as the founding Director of the Center for Autism Advocacy: Research, Education, and Supports (CAARES) with SUNY Empire State College. Dr. Syed has also been named the Turben Director of Autism Advocacy. The Center’s primary initiative is to help SUNY Empire become a fully inclusive and supportive college for those who identify as neurodiverse through a multi-tiered system of support framework. In addition, she is a Doctoral Advisor in ABA with Endicott College and a certified general and special education teacher. Dr. Syed serves on the ABA Ethics Hotline, is co-facilitator of the Associations for University Centers on Disabilities ABA national workgroup, and a member of the Organization for Autism Research’s Scientific Council. She is also President-elect of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Syed has consulted with autism clinics globally, including in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Romania, and Uganda. Her research interests lie in culturally responsive practice, advocacy, ethics, and social justice initiatives. Dr. Syed received her undergraduate degree in ABA at Binghamton University and her doctoral degree in ABA with Teachers College, Columbia University.