About the Researcher

I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont.  I completed my Bachelor’s, Masters, and PhD programs at the University of Connecticut, where I studied dementia at the end of life.  During graduate school, I became interested in autism when a family member was diagnosed as an adult.  This experience opened my eyes to a much larger network of adults and family members of autistic adults, the Neurodiversity movement, and opportunities to enhance support and improve quality of life for autistics.  Besides research, I enjoy playing piano, hiking and camping, and spending time with my husband and three kids!

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