Amy Gravino

Director of Public and Community Relations · GRASP Global Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership

President, A.S.C.O.T. Coaching, and Director of Public and Community Relations at GRASP

Public Speaking Writing Blogging Sexuality Autism

Joseph Piven, M.D.

Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology and Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Piven's research focuses on developmental disabilities/autism.

Psychiatry Psychology Pediatrics Brain Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri)

Deborah Fein, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences · University of Connecticut

Distinguished Professor focused on autism spectrum disorders and behavioral therapy for autism.

Parent Training Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism Neuropsychological Assessment Clinical Research

Mark Zylka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology & Member, UNC Neuroscience Center · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Zylka's research explores the management of chronic pain

Cell Biology Angelman Syndrome Chronic Pain Ectonucleotidases in Nociceptive Circuits Neural Circuit-Based Approaches

Joshua D. Feder, MD

Adjunct Faculty - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Senior Expert, Early Years. Clinical practice, teaching, research, advocacy, and tech development.

Clinical Child and Family Psychiatry Developmental and Learning Challenges Research in Relationship Based Interventions Peace Building in Conflict Zones Reflective Practice

Naomi Ekas

Associate Professor · Texas Christian University

Naomi Ekas's research program utilizes a developmental psychology approach to understanding children’s social and emotional development.

Marital Conflict Emerging Adulthood Parenting Emotion Regulation Caregiver Care for Families with Autism

Sarah Douglas

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · Michigan State University

Expertise in early childhood special education, augmentative and alternative communication, and paraeducators

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Developmental Disabilities Early Intervention Autism Early Childhood Special Education

Brooke Ingersoll

Associate Professor of Psychology · Michigan State University

Brooke Ingersoll is an expert on the development, evaluation and dissemination of social communication interventions for people with autism.

Austism Spectrum Disorders (Asd) Autism

Corinne Catalano, PhD, IMH-E

Adjunct Faculty - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist with a focus on Inclusive Education

Teacher Preparation and Development Developmental Approaches to Autism Infant Mental Health Inclusive Education

Juergen Hahn

Professor & Department Head, Biomedical Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Specializes in systems biology and process modeling and analysis with a focus on Autism diagnosis and treatment

Autism Treatment Machine Learning Process Modeling and Analysis Systems Biology Process Systems Engineering

Teal Benevides

Associate Professor & Director of Faculty Development, Institute of Public and Preventive Health · Augusta University

Teal Benevides has a passion for addressing disparities among those on the autism spectrum, including racial and ethnic minorities.

Mental Health Research Autism Adults With Autism Services and Support Autism Research and Treatment

Arjun Krishnan

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Arjun Krishnan develops and applies computational data-driven approaches to unravel how our genome relates to health and disease.

Precision Medicine Big Data Genome-wide molecular networks Computational Biology Machine Learning

Julie Ann Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy · USC School of Pharmacy

Expert in psychopharmacology, particulary pediatric psychopharmacology and the treatment of mood disorders

Eating Disorders Insomnia and Sleep Disorders Depression and Bipolar Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd)

Chris Foss

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Foss specializes in 19th-century British literature, with a secondary expertise in disability studies.

British Victorian Novel Oscar Wilde British Literature Since 1800 British Romantic Literature British Romantic Women Poets

James G. Devine

Professor of Economics · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Macroeconomics Money and Banking U.S. Economic History Political Economics Labor Economics

Patrick Bordnick

Dean, Tulane University School of Social Work · Tulane University

Bordnick is a pioneer in the use of virtual reality for substance abuse assessment and intervention.

Self-Care Virtual Reality Technology Health Autism

Maria Pizzano

Lecturer of Psychology · Loyola Marymount University

Maria Pizzano is a Postdoctoral Researcher at UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment and a Lecturer at Loyola Marymount University.

Autism Research and Treatment Psychology Human Development Molecular and Cell Biology

Jean C. Shih, PhD

University Professor & Boyd & Elsie Welin Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Dr. Jean Chen Shih is one of the world’s leading researchers on the MAO enzymes and emotion behavior and cancers associated with this enzyme

Autism Spectrum Disorder Novel Cancer Drug for both Therapy and Diagnosis Repurposing Antidepressants for Brain Cancer Repurposing Antidepressants for Prostate Cancer Brain Development

Gianluca De Leo

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences · Augusta University

Dr. Gianluca De Leo is a leading expert on using technology, such as virtual reality and e-health, in public health and health care.

Telemedicine Augmented Reality Health Technology Biotechnology Public Health

Teresa Thompson, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Equal rights and nondiscrimination of people with disabilities; Abuse and developmental disabilities; Guardianship laws and practices reform

Foundations of Research Video Modeling Single-Case Research Abuse and Developmental Disabilities Meta-Analysis