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Increasing the Standard of Care for Individuals and Families in our Community

Dr. Rieske, Pete Molino, and Temala Baker discuss Idaho State University's commitment to autism research and program offerings, emphasizing the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) minor that prepares students for the high-demand field of ABA services.

“I knew what I wanted to do from the get-go. It’s always been autism. It’s always been psychology since the first day.” Dr. Rieske

Dr. Rieske made his home in Pocatello to enhance autism research across the state of Idaho. Guests discuss how research and programming are meeting the diverse needs of the community and students. A key highlight is the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) minor offered by ISU, a program designed to prepare students for the high-demand field of ABA services.

Tune in to discover how ISU is improving autism research and making a significant impact on both the local community and the education sector.


Dr. Robert Rieske, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor and Clinical Director of the Clinical Psychology Program at ISU

Pete Molino (BCBA), Co-Owner and President of Access Point Family Services with over 25 years of experience in the psychological and educational fields. Pete is a Statewide Education Behavior Consultant who specializes in developing and operating ABA services in local school districts.

Temala Baker, Undergraduate student at ISU majoring in Psychology with a minor in ABA

Kandi Turley-Ames began her journey at Idaho State University by graduating from ISU with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1990 and a Master of Science in Psychology in 1993. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Washington State University in 1996. She is a graduate of the Higher Education Resource Service for women in higher education administration. Her academic area of expertise includes memory and cognition. She has published numerous papers with colleagues and students on how strategies impact memory and higher cognitive abilities.