Torica Exume received her doctorate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed her internships/residencies with children and adults ranging from 1 to 60 years old with various mental health disorders and brain injuries. She is now coordinating the new Florida Developmental Disabilities Grant awarded to FAU CARD to research the under-representation of Black children in autism.
Dr. Exume is an advocate for parents needing guidance and support for treatment for their special needs children. She continues to reach out to the community with various programs (i.e., parent training, school staff training, social skills group, mentoring) and behavior analytic research findings through pending journal articles. Dr. Exume continues to strive to make improvements in autistic children’s lives. With extensive educational and hands-on training, she specializes in communication, social interactions, analysis and treatment of repetitive behavior disorders, safety skills, and more.