Once a month, Visiting Professors  give free, interactive Q & A lectures on a predefined topic from our virtual campus. Listeners who register will be able to send in their questions during the presentation.  Autism College provides these live lectures for free to anyone in the general public, streamed from our website. Sign up for the Autism College newsletter to know when these are taking place.

The Autism College Visiting Professors

Here are some of the Visiting Professors we are grateful to have:

Nancy Brady, Ed-Sp, ATS

Nancy is an Inclusion Specialist and the Founder  of S.T.A.R. – Supported Typing & Autism Resources In San Clemente, CA.  Nancy specializes in the use of Assistive Technology in the general education classroom for those clients with limited communication abilities.  The main goal of S.T.A.R. is to provide literacy opportunities for those clients with communication disorders through the use of technology. Read More…

Joshua Feder, MD DFAPA

Dr. Joshua Feder is a clinical assistant professor at UCSD School of Medicine, and Director, Department of Research in the Graduate School of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, teaching biostatistics and research design, for PhD Candidates.  Dr. Feder specializes in neurobehavioral medicine and application of DIR/Floortime with families and in schools. Read More…

Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts.  Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child.  At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution.  Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. Read  More…

Darlene Hanson, MA, CCC

Darlene has been a Speech and Language Pathologist for over 25 years, working with individuals with severe communication impairments. Her expertise is in working with individuals who are “non verbal” and use of alternate modes of communication, as well as in the area of speech development for persons with severe motor apraxia as it relates to autism. Read More…

Dr. Carl G. Hillier

Dr. Carl Hillier graduated from the University of California San Diego in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree at Pacific University in 1980 and then graduated as a Doctor of Optometry in 1982.  He received his Fellowship to COVD in 1986. Read More…

Brian R. King, LCSW

Brian R. King consults and speaks professionally nationwide, providing groundbreaking insights and strategies for bridging the communication gap between those on the Autism Spectrum and the rest of society. As an adult with Asperger’s and ADD, the husband of a woman on the Spectrum, as well as the father of three boys on the Autism Spectrum, Brian has the most comprehensive experience around regarding living on the Autism Spectrum. Read More…

Areva D. Martin, Esq.

Areva Martin, Esq. is the founding and managing partner of Martin & Martin, LLP.  Selected as one of LA’s Top law firms,  she has built a multi-disciplinary practice which includes a specialty in education, special education and discrimination disability.  Her team represents families in administrative hearings, school district matters, school bullying, abuse, housing discrimination, employment discrimination, family law and family rights matters. Read More…

Dr. Cathy Pratt

Dr. Cathy Pratt is the Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community located at Indiana University.  Dr. Pratt is on faculty at Indiana University, and presents internationally.  Dr. Pratt serves on numerous Advisory Boards, including the Advisory Boards of Maap Services, Inc., the College Internship Program, and the Autism Society of Indiana. Read More…