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Member Roster
IACC Subcommittee for Basic and Translational Research
DSM-5 Planning Group


  • Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychiatry
    and Behavioral Sciences
    Duke University Center on Autism
    Diagnosis and Treatment
    Duke University Developmental
    Neuroscience Research Program
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Durham, North Carolina


  • Laura Carpenter, Ph.D., BCBA (Invited Expert)
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jan M. Crandy
    Case Manager
    Nevada State Autism Treatment Assistance Program
    Nevada Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Laura Kavanagh, M.P.P.
    Division of Research, Training and Education
    Health Resources and Service Administration
    Rockville, Maryland

  • John P. O'Brien, M.A.
    Senior Policy Advisor
    Disabled and Elderly Health Programs
    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Baltimore, Maryland

  • Diane Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CAE (Invited Expert)
    Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Rockville, Maryland

  • Cathy Rice, Ph.D.
    (Representing Coleen Boyle, Ph.D., M.S. Hyg.)
    Behavioral Scientist
    Developmental Psychologist
    Prevention Research Branch
    National Center on Birth Defects and
    Developmental Disabilities
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Scott Michael Robertson, Ph.D.
    Self Advocate
    Co-founder and Vice Chair of Development
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    University Park, Pennsylvania

  • John Elder Robison
    Self-Advocate and Parent
    Neurodiversity Scholar in Residence
    College of William and Mary
    Amherst, Massachusetts

  • Susan E. Swedo, M.D. (Invited Expert)
    Behavioral Pediatrics Section
    Pediatrics and Developmental Neuropsychiatry
    National Institute of Mental Health

    Bethesda, Maryland

  • Amy M. Wetherby, Ph.D. (Invited Expert)
    Clinical Sciences, Colllege of Medicine
    Distinguished Research Professor
    Laurel Schendel Professor of Communication
    Science and Disorders
    Florida State University
    Tallahassee, Florida

  • Lawrence J. Wexler, Ed.D.
    (Representing Michael K. Yudin)
    Research to Practice Division
    U.S. Department of Education
    Office of Special Education and
    Rehabilitative Services
    Washington, DC

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