Staci Carr, Ph.D.
Technical Assistance Coordinator
Staci Carr received a masters degree in education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 1993, Staci has been working and conducting research in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically addressing Social Skills Training and Social Competence, Quality of Life, Transition to College, and Relationships and Sexuality, and first responder training and preparedness. She has worked in Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Virginia developing programs to support individuals in a variety of settings with varying abilities. Additionally, Dr. Carr has consulted nationally on issues related to adolescents and young adults with ASD.
Quality of Life in Emerging Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (May 2015). Poster presentation for the annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Salt Lake City, UT.
Sexual Behavior: What you need to know, and how to talk about it. (April 2015). Behavioral Strategies Conference by (DSANVA). Fairfax, VA.
Puberty, Relationships, and Sexuality Oh My! Exploring the Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorders on Sexuality and Sexuality Instruction (February, 2013) Invited talk to parents and professionals. Richmond, VA.
For Dads Only: Hygiene, Puberty, and Relationships: Helping your teen with Autism become independent. (March, 2013) ) Invited talk to parents and professionals. Richmond, VA.
Positive Behavior Supports and Developmental Disabilities (March, 2013). Invited talk for Partners and Policymaking Class of 2013. Richmond, VA.
Bullying and Autism Spectrum Disorders (April, 2013). Invited talk to parents and professionals. Richmond, VA.
Transition and Autism: Alaska Summer Autism Institute. Invited week long training (30 hours) (June 18-22). Invited talk in strategies for a successful transition to adulthood for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Project SEARCH: Successful Transition to Competitive Employment for Young Adults with ASD (May,2012). Invited talk at the International Meeting for Autism Research. In Toronto, CA.
Sex, Adolescence, and Autism. (April, 2012) Invited talk at 2nd Annual World of Autism Conference Schedule. In Abingdon, VA.
The Effect of Supported Employment on Community Employment for Adults with ASD (March, 2012). Invited talk at 9th Annual International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. In Atlanta, GA.
Project SEARCH: Successful Transition to Competitive Employment for Young Adults with ASD. (March, 2012). Invited talk at 9th Annual International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. In Atlanta, GA.
Project SEARCH for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Increasing Competitive Employment Opportunities Post High-School. (March, 2012) Poster Presentation at Society for Research in Adolescence. In Vancouver, B.C.
Autism, Bullying, and the Struggles of Adolescence. (September 2011). Lecture at the Autism and the Military Child Conference. In Portsmouth, VA.
Strengths and Difficulties of children with Asperger Syndrome: Parents' views and implications for intervention. (May, 2011) Poster Presentation at The 10th International Meeting for Autism Research. In San Diego, CA
Promoting Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Competence in Young High-Risk Children: a Preventative Classroom-Based Early Intervention Model. (May, 2011) Poster Presentation at Applied Behavior Analysis Conference in Denver, CO.
Instant Messaging as an alternate form of communication for adolescents with HFS or AS: A Pilot Investigation (May 2010) Poster Presentation at The 9 th International Meeting for Autism Research. In Philadelphia, PA
Parents' Feeling of Hope in Families With a Child in the Autism Spectrum (2009, April) Poster Presentation at SRCD in Denver.
Functional Analysis of Social Communicative Behavior in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2009, February) Poster Presentation at ABA-Autism conference in Jacksonville Florida
Putting Research Into Practice (2008, November) Guest Presenter: Commonwealth Autism Services, Charlottesville, Virginia
Assessing Children’s Progress in an ABA-Educational Program: Results from the ABLLS and the Vineland (2005, May) Poster Presentation at Applied Behavior Analysis Conference in Chicago.
Enhancing Peer Interaction Through Discrete Trial Teaching of Social Communication Skills (2002, May) Case-study. Poster Presentation at Applied Behavior Analysis Conference in Toronto.
Functional Analysis and Intervention for Severe Tantrumming in a Young Child with Autism (2002, May) Case-study. Poster Presentation at Applied Behavior Analysis Conference in Toronto.
Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism in a Public School Setting (1998, May) Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Poster Presentation at Harvard Education Forum.