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Dr. Laura Klinger, Executive Director of UNC TEACH Autism Program and Associate Professor, UNC Department of Psychiatry
November 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Laura Grofer Klinger is a clinical psychologist, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine, and the Executive Director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program. She serves on a variety of community advisory boards including Sesame Street (initiative to increase ASD awareness), Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (supporting their development of an insurance policy for individuals with ASD), Government Accountability Office (adult transition), and Extraordinary Ventures (an employment program for adults with ASD). Dr. Klinger consults to school systems and employment programs internationally about best practices for supporting the transition to adulthood including supports for employment and postsecondary education. Her research includes the study of learning differences in individuals with ASD and the development of community-based intervention programs to promote successful adult outcomes.