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Autism in the Health Care and Community Setting
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About the Authors
Bruce E. Wexler, M.D.
NEUROSCIENTIST AT YALE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Dr. Wexler serves as a professor of psychiatry and senior research scientist at Yale School of Medicine. In 35 years of neuroscience research he has advanced the understanding of brain plasticity and been an international leader in developing computer-presented brain exercises to treat cognitive deficits in people with psychiatric illnesses.
Anne S. Holmes, MS, CCC, BCBA, CAS
Autism Society of America Board
Ms. Holmes is the chair of the Panel of Professional Advisors for the Autism Society. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rider University. She has over 35 years’ experience working in the field of autism and currently serves as the primary consultant to families, schools and agencies, locally and nationally.
Dr. Stephen M. Shore, Ed.U, CAS
ADELPHI UNIVERSITY Professor
Known as the autism expert, Dr. Shore is one of the most respected speakers and voices for self-advocacy in the world. Diagnosed with strong autistic tendencies and deemed too sick for outpatient treatment, Stephen was recommended for institutionalization as a child. With much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.
Pamela R. Rollins, MS Ed.D., SLP
University of Texas Professor
Dr Rollins early research focused on the critical evaluation of language measures and the development of new communication tools that could be used with typical children and children with ASD. She uses these tools to define learning and communication processes associated with acquisition of social communication and language. Her current focus is on developing and evaluating interventions for children at risk for and diagnosed with ASD.