Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified expert is board certified in behavior analysis and conducts studies on autism spectrum disorders. She received her MS degree in special education from the University of Illinois and her PhD degree from Indiana University. She is a member of the board of directors at the National Autism Society of America and the vice-president at Northwest Indiana Autism Society of America. She has published a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and is a guest editor for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Issues. She lectures both nationally and internationally and has received multiple honors for her outstanding work, including the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education's "Distinguished Service Award". She is the former coordinator of the Indiana LRE initiative and the Integrated and Effective Schools Project at Indiana University, through which she created integrated options for students served in separate facilities. Currently, she is the Director of the Resource Center for Autism at a major university.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: IN
  • BA, Special Education, Indiana University
  • MS, Special Education, University of Illinois
  • PhD, Special Education, Indiana University
  • Board Certified, Behavioral Analysis, Pennsylvania State University
  • Member, Board of Directors - National Autism Society of America
  • Member, American Association on Mental Retardation
  • Member, Advisory Board - Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project
  • Member, Panel of Professional Advisors - Autism Society of America
  • Published, several book chapters, a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous invited lectures
  • Honor, Distinguished Service Award, Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • Former, Teacher, Special Education District of McHenry County
  • Former, Teacher, Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative
  • Former, Project Coordinator - Indiana LRE Initiative, Indiana University
  • Former, Project Coordinator - Integrated & Effective Schools Project, Indiana University
  • Current, Guest Editor, major autism journal publication
  • Current, Coordinator - Autism Special Interest Group, major association for disabilities
  • Current, Director - Resource Center for Autism, a Major American University (20+ years)

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