Dr. Dukes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exceptional Student Education. He received his doctorate from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Dukes teaches classes in Applied Behavior Analysis, Classroom Management, and Inclusive Education for General Educators. Dr. Dukes has been a member of TASH (formerly know as The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) since 1999. Charles is active in TASH, serving on the review board for the research journal, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD). In addition to work on the national level, Charles also co-facilitates a support group for adults with Asperger's Syndrome for both students attending FAU as well as adults from the local community. His research interests include: positive behavioral interventions (including culturally responsive interventions), autism, inclusive education, social capital of individuals with severe disabilities, sexuality issues for individuals with severe disabilities, and transition to adulthood for individuals with developmental disabilities.
KEY WORDS: conceptual change, social and intimate relationship development for persons with severe disabilities, literacy for students with disabilities, skill development for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, special education teacher education.