Florida State University Autism Institute
Autism Navigator was created by faculty and staff in the Autism Institute at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Learn more about the research projects in the FSU Autism Institute that contributed to the content of Autism Navigator—the FIRST WORDS® Project and the Early Social Interaction Project (ESI).
Amy M. Wetherby, PhD, CCC-SLP
Amy M. Wetherby is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Director of the Autism Institute in the Florida State University College of Medicine, and the Laurel Schendel Professor of Communication Disorders in the Florida State University College of Communication and Information.
Juliann J. Woods, PhD, CCC-SLP
Juliann J. Woods is a Professor Emeritus in the College of Medicine at the Florida State University.
Lindee Morgan, PhD, CCC-SLP
Lindee Morgan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, School of Medicine; Co-Director, Educational Science Research Core Marcus Autism Center Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; formerly Associate in Clinical Sciences, Associate Director of Community Implementation for the Autism Institute, and Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities in the Florida State University College of Medicine.
Renee Daly Holland, MS, CCC-SLP
Renee Daly Holland is the Assistant Director of Early Intervention Services Research in the Autism Institute at Florida State University College of Medicine. She also serves as an Autism Navigator Master Coach and Global Trainer. Renee has over 27 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist in home, school and clinic settings, and has been involved in autism intervention research at FSU for the past 15 years.
Joy Moore, MS, CCC-SLP
Joy Moore is a Master Coach and Global Trainer for the Early Social Interaction Project in the Autism Institute at the Florida State University College of Medicine. She has over 36 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and has been involved with autism research at Florida State University for the past 15 years.
Lerena Fleck, M.S.
Lerena Fleck is a consultant for the Center of Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) in the Autism Institute at the Florida State University College of Medicine with over 10 years of experience working with children with autism. She is also involved in autism intervention research. Prior to joining FSU CARD, she taught with the public school system as an early childhood special educator for over 20 years.
Nancy D. Rich
Nancy D. Rich is Chief Operating Officer for Autism Navigator. She has over 40 years of experience in marketing and communications and has provided content development for the Autism Institute at the FSU College of Medicine for the past 10 years. She is the Founder and former President of First Signs, and author of Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps and The First Year®: Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Child.
Steve Barnes, BFA
Steve Barnes is the Media and Technology Coordinator for the Autism Institute in the Florida State University College of Medicine.
Daniel Bennett, Systems Administrator in the Office of Information Technology for the Florida State University College of Medicine
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Florida Center for Interactive Media
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