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Carol Schall

Carol Schall, Ph.D.

Director of Technical Assistance, Director of Virginia Autism Resource Center

cmschall@vcu.edu


Curriculum vita: MS Word  


Dr. Carol Schall is the Co-Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence, the Director of the Virginia Autism Resource Center, and the Principal Investigator in the development of the Community Based Functional Skills Assessment for Transition Aged Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, a grant funded by Autism Speaks.  She has over 30 years experience supporting adolescents and adults with ASD as a teacher, administrator, researcher, and consultant.  Dr. Schall is also the co-developer and research coordinator for Project SEARCH Plus ASD Supports. Additionally, Dr. Schall has consulted nationally and internationally on issues related to adolescents and young adults with ASD.


Projects

Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders granted by Disability Rehabilitation and Research Project through the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research at the United States Department of Education (NIDRR) Grant Award # H133A080027, $1,500,000 across 5 years from 2008 to 2013
        Role: Principal Investigator, Study Two

Endorsed Positive Behavior Support Facilitator Training granted by The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to the Partnership for People with Disabilities and the Virginia Autism Resource Center at Virginia Commonwealth University ($150,000 per year, on-going 2006 – present)
        Role: Consultant, Trainer, Mentor
        Role in Preparation: Co-Author

The Virginia Autism Resource Center granted by The Virginia General Assembly granted to Grafton School, Inc. on-going, 1982 – present
        Role: Director

Enhancing Lives of Individuals with Brain Injury through Positive Behavior Supports granted by The Center for Neurotrauma Initiatives granted to the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University ($106,000 for 3 years 2006 - 2009)
        Role: Consultant, Trainer, Mentor
        Role in Preparation: Co-Author 


Editorial

Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, Reviewer (2006-Present)

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006 – Present)

International Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference, Reviewer of Call for Papers for the 4th, 5th, and 6th Conferences (2006 – Present)


Publications

Articles:

Wehman, P., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Molinelli, A., Riehle, E., Ham, W. & Thiss, W. (2012). Project SEARCH for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Increasing Competitive Employment On. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 0, .

Schall, C., Wehman, P. & McDonough, J. (2012). Transition from school to work for students with ASD; Understanding the process and achieving better outcomes. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 29(1), 189-202.

Schall, C. & McDonough, J. (2010). Autism spectrum disorders in adolescence and early adulthood: Characteristics and issues. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 32(2), 81-88.

Schall, C. (2010). Positive behavior support: Supporting adults with autism spectrum disorders in the workplace. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 32(2), 109-115.

Schall, C. & McDonough, J. (2010). Introduction to Special Issue - Autism Spectrum Disorders: Transition and Employment. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 32(1), 79-80.

Wehman, P. H., Schall, C. M., McDonough, J., Molinelli, A., Riehle, E., Ham, W., & Thiss, W. (In Press). Project SEARCH for youth with autism spectrum disorders: Increasing competitive employment upon transition from high school. Submitted to The Journal of Positive Behavior Intervention.


Books:

Wehman, P., Smith, M., & Schall, C. (2009). Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success beyond the classroom. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.


Book Chapters:

Schall, C., Wehman, P. & Carr, S. (In Press). Transition from High School to Adulthood for Young Adults with ASD. In F. Volkmar (Ed.) Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Schall, C., Target, P., & Wehman, P. (In Press). Application for youth with autism spectrum disorder. In P. Wehman (Ed.). Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, 4th Ed. Baltimore: Brookes.

Schall, C. (2011). Positive behavior support. In P. Wehman & J. Kregel (Ed.s). Functional Curriculum for Elementary, Middle and Secondary Aged Students, 3rd ed. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed. Inc.

Schall, C. (2010) Quality educational outcomes. In C. Thoma & P. Wehman (Eds.). Student Lead IEP’s: A Guide for Special Educators and Families. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Schall, C. (2006). First responders and developmental disabilities: On the front line of an epidemic of violence. In M. T. Compton, & R. J. Kotwicki (Eds.). Responding to Individuals with Mental Illnesses: A Guide for Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders, and Security Agents. Boston, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.

Schall, C., Doval, E., Targett, P., & Wehman, P. (2006). Applications for youth with autism spectrum disorder. In P. Wehman (Ed.). Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, 4th Ed. Baltimore: Brookes.

Chapman, C., Kincaid, D., Shannon, P., Schall, C., & Harrower, J. (2002). Families and the Tri-State Consortium for positive behavior support: A unique collaboration for people with challenging behavior. In J. Luschyn, G. Dunlap, & R. Albin (Eds.). Families and positive behavior support: Addressing problem behaviors in family contexts. Baltimore: Brookes.



Presentations

Schall, C. (June 2012).  Supporting Individuals with ASD in the Transition from School to Work. The National Autism Leadership Conference and Webcast. Chantilly, VA.

Wehman, P., Schall, C. & McDonough, J., (May, 2012). The Effect of Project Search and Supported Employment on Employment Outcomes for Adults with ASD. The National Transition Conference, Washington DC.

Wehman, P., Schall, C., Brooke, V., & McDonough, J. (April, 2012). The Effect of Project Search and Supported Employment on Employment Outcomes for Adults with ASD. 2012 NARRTC 34th Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA.

Schall, C. (April 2012). Autism and the Transition to Employment. Novaemployment. New South Wales, Australia.

Schall, C. (March 15, 2012). The Effect of Supported Employment on the Community Employment of Adults with ASD. The 9th International Conference of the Association of Positive Behavior Support.  Atlanta, GA.

Schall, C., (March 16, 2012). Statewide Systems Change and the Provision of ASD Services and Supports. The 9th International Conference of the Association of Positive Behavior Support.  Atlanta, GA.

Schall, C. (March 5 – 6, 2012). Positive Behavior Support for Students with ASD. Alabama Transition Conference, Opelika, AL.

Schall C., (January 30, 2012). Identification and Special Education Eligibility for Students with ASD.  Hampton, Virginia

Schall, C.  (October 13, 2011). Supporting Adults with ASDs in the Workplace
Using Positive Behavior Support. Autism New Jersey, Organization Autism Research. Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Schall, C. (October 4, 2011). Supporting Adults with ASDs in the Workplace
Using Positive Behavior Support. Arizona Transition Conference.  Scottsdale, AZ.

Schall, C. (October 4, 2011). Supporting Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum in Learning How to Get a Job and Work. Arizona Transition Conference.  Scottsdale, AZ.

Schall, C. (September 16, 2011). Supporting Adults with ASD in the Workplace Using Positive Behavior Support. Webcast, Richmond, VA.

 


 

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