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Carol Schall, Ph.D.

Carol Schall, Ph.D.

Affiliate assistant professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
E-mail: cmschall@vcu.edu

Carol Schall, Ph.D., has been learning from and supporting individuals with autism since the early 1980s. She is involved in supporting individuals across Virginia through her work as the director of the Virginia Autism Resource Center at VCU. She is well-versed in completing functional behavior assessments and using positive behavior supports to develop comprehensive plans for individuals from a person-centered approach.

Schall presents nationally and provides training and education to schools, families and community services providers who support individuals with autism or related disorders. Her research interests include the monitoring of psychotropic medication for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, transition from school to work and adulthood, and training for parents and professionals on serving individuals with developmental disabilities.

Schall is listed in the 2005 and 2006 editions of Who’s Who in America and has been honored by TASH with the Positive Approaches Award. She is also the editor of the book “Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom,” which is available through Paul H. Brookes Publishers.

Dawn Hendricks, Ph.D.

Dawn Hendricks, Ph.D.

Virginia Commonwealth University
E-mail: drhendricks@vcu.edu

Dawn Hendricks, Ph.D., is a leading professional in autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has more than 16 years of experience supporting individuals on the spectrum. Throughout her career, Hendricks has directed skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction programming and provided comprehensive training to staffs, families and community members. Her areas of expertise include developing comprehensive educational programs, increasing communication, increasing social functioning and peer interaction, and using positive behavior support plans to reduce interfering behaviors.

Hendricks presents nationally and publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals. She serves as a faculty member at VCU and was instrumental in creating course work and a post-baccalaureate certificate program in autism spectrum disorders. She currently supervises this program and teaches courses in autism spectrum disorders.

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