Dr. Ann-Marie Orlando is a research assistant professor for the University of Florida’s in the Department of Psychiatry, and an associate director for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at UF. Dr. Orlando works with educators, service providers, and families, and provides community outreach services and professional development related to autism and other developmental disabilities. A certified speech-language pathologist, Dr. Orlando’s research activities focus on inclusive education, literacy, and communication for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has published journal articles and book chapters, and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses related to these topics. Dr. Orlando is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and TASH, an international disability advocacy organization.
#B1-1 Developing an Intensive Employment Skills Program The unemployment rate for individuals with ASD is at 90%. To address the challenges this population faces in getting and keeping a job, UF CARD-Gainesville offers a week-long, full-day employment boot camp. For three consecutive years, this camp has been designed to facilitate employment-related skills and to promote […]
#B3-6 Teaching the RUBI Parent Training Curriculum in a Group Setting Research demonstrates that children with ASD can learn a variety of skills through parent-implemented teaching strategies. One important area of intervention is challenging, or disruptive, behavior. Several curricula have been developed to teach parents strategies to improve their child’s behavior in the natural […]