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    Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D, Co-director of College Autism Spectrum
    Jane Thierfeld Brown is Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical School, Director of College Autism Spectrum and former Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in Disability Services for 37 years. She holds an Ed.D from Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Brown consults with many families, students, school districts and institutions of higher education. Dr. Brown has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS News and NPR. She has co- authored “ Student with Asperger’s: A Guide for College Professionals,” (2009) “The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum,” (2012) and “Behavior Management and Self-Regulation,” (2012) along with many textbook chapters and articles. Dr. Brown is married and has three children, the youngest being a 24 year old son with Autism.

    Lisa King, M.Ed., Co-director of College Autism Spectrum
    Lisa King obtained her Master's Degree in Education from the College of William and Mary and has worked with students with disabilities in K12 and postsecondary education environments for 20 years. As a Disability Specialist in higher education she has worked extensively with students with Aspergers and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Under the guidance of national experts, Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D. (UCONN) and Lorraine Wolf, Ph.D. (Boston U), Ms. King led a two year pilot program at the University of Minnesota implementing a new model of service: Strategic Education for Asperger Students (SEAD). She is a frequent presenter and trainer, locally and nationally on topics related to best practices for working with students on the spectrum in higher education settings. She is also a wife to Chris and mother of Ian and Bryn.

    Lorraine E. Wolf, Ph.D.
    Lorraine Wolf received her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College, with concentrations in genetics and bioethics. She received a master's degree in general psychology from New York University and a doctorate in neuropsychology from City University of New York. Dr. Wolf was a postdoctoral fellow in clinical neuropsychology at the Cornell University Medical College. P rior to coming to Boston, she held faculty appointments in psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Columbia University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has published and presented extensively on attention and cognitive functioning in children and young adults.

    Dr. Wolf holds faculty appointments as assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine and as adjunct associate professor of rehabilitation sciences at the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. Her research interests include the neuropsychology of attention disorders and service delivery for students with Asperger's Syndrome and other neuropsychiatric disabilities.

    She has co-edited the texts Adult Attention Deficit Disorder: Brain Mechanisms and Life Outcomes (2001) published by the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and is senior co-editor of Adult Learning Disorders: Current Controversies (2008), the Psychology Press of Taylor and Francis. She is co-author of "Students With Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel" and the parent of twin boys, one of whom is on the autism spectrum.

    U.S. News & World Report
    "Families: Learn How to Find Autism-Friendly Colleges" - U.S. News & World Report

    Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
    "Universal Design and Students With Autism" -

    The New York Times
    "Along the Autism Spectrum, a Path Through Campus Life" -

    Students in Connecticut With Autism Adapting Better at College
    "Students in Connecticut With Autism Adapting Better at College" - WNPR News More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum
    "More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum" - Forbes

    The Village Voice: With Autism Diagnoses on the Rise, New York universities Offer Students Help
    "With Autism Diagnoses on the Rise, New York universities Offer Students Help" - The Village Voice

    Autistic, And College-Bound on Vermont Edition of NPR
    "Autistic, And College-Bound" - NPR

    CBS News story on Autism awareness: College programs for students on the spectrum
    "Autism awareness: College programs for students on the spectrum" - CBS News

    USA Today College : Autistic college students navigate the hidden curriculum
    "Autistic college students navigate the hidden curriculum" - USA Today

    NPR - All Things Considered
    "Autistic Kids Learn To Survive, And Thrive, In College" - NPR

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