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Science AMA Series: I’m Suzannah Iadarola, Ph.D., autism specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center. April is Autism Awareness Month, so let’s chat! AMA.
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Good afternoon Reddit! I’m Suzannah Iadarola, and I’m an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. I’m a clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst who specializes in working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. I’m happy to be here today to answer questions about ASD and to hear about your experiences. I’ve been working with children with ASD and their families for over 15 years. In addition to providing direct clinical services, I also am involved in various research studies. This includes projects related to family stress and to helping under-represented families access high-quality interventions. Much of this work is done in partnership with key community members and family members. I’m looking forward to a lively discussion today! I will be back at 1 p.m. to start answering questions. In the meantime, here are some links in case you want to get started with some information. -General information about ASD from the CDC -Autism Speaks and the Autism Treatment Network created a variety of helpful Toolkits for families and educators -The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) can connect you with potential research studies about ASD Thank you all for the lively conversation today! I am signing out, but I will try to check back in to read additional comments.