Aubyn C. Stahmer
Rady Children Hospital
Dr. Aubyn Stahmer is a research scientist at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center and Autism Discovery Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Stahmer received her doctorate in psychology from UC San Diego, specializing in interventions for children with autism. She received a career development award from the National Institutes of Health to re-specialize in services research and has since been applying a services framework to the study of autism spectrum disorders. She has published many scholarly articles on inclusion, play development, parent education and early intervention services in the area of autism. She has received several grants from the Federal Department of Education and the National Institute of Mental Health to study interventions for children with autism in school and early intervention settings, working with providers and parents to adapt evidence-based models for use in the community. Her current interests include the study of intervention systems for children with autism, parent education, individualized intervention and the translation of evidence-based practices into community settings.