Debra S. Jacobs, an occupational therapist for more than 30 years, published her second book, “Safety and Consent for Kids and Teens with Autism or Special Needs: A Parent’s Guide” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She previously co-authored “Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full.”
Benjamin Wilder, Ph.D., has been appointed director of Tumamoc Hill, an 860-acre ecological reserve and U.S. National Historic Landmark owned and operated by the University of Arizona in partnership with Pima County. Wilder earned his bachelor’s degree from the UA. After receiving his doctorate from the University of California, Riverside, he returned to the UA in August 2015 to work with the Consortium for Arizona and Mexico Arid Environments. He has been interim director of Tumamoc Hill since October 2016.