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Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral fellows work in an interdisciplinary setting focusing on the assessment and diagnosis of children referred for possible autism and other developmental concerns through a variety of research projects and our hospital-based developmental clinic.

Our Program

During your fellowship you will receive the following:

Mentored Career Development

  • Collaborate with your discipline coordinator to create an individualized plan to guide your growth in training, clinical, and research activities.
  • Meet with your discipline coordinator at least monthly to support your academic career, research, and clinical career development.
  • Dedicated mentorship with a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC).

Research Participation

  • Devoted time to work on a research project related to your training and clinical interests. It is anticipated that this scholarly product will result in a manuscript for publication.
  • Involvement in other research projects with faculty as time permits.

Clinical Opportunities

  • Training in a clinical setting at least two days per week. Fellows who require supervised practice for licensing requirements will develop a plan to achieve the total hours of supervised experience needed in order to be eligible for licensure.
  • Administer and interpret key diagnostic tools for diagnosing and ruling out autism spectrum disorder (for example, ASD; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Ed.), as part of clinical evaluations, as well as convey results to families and others through in-person consultation and written report.
  • Additional clinical services per your individualized fellowship plan. For example, functional assessment of challenging behavior, parent training, mental and behavioral health diagnosis and related recommendations with individuals with ASD or other developmental disabilities.

Educational Experiences

  • Participation in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.
  • Opportunity to attend at least one national conference to present research results or advance individual goals.
  • Opportunities for professional growth throughout the year (grand rounds, continuing education series, department offerings for fellows and residents, etc.).