University of Florida, PhD in Rehabilitation Science, August 2013
University of Florida, MS Neuroscience May 2010
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Master’s Work Kinesiology 1988
Northwestern University Medical School, BS Physical Therapy 1984
Kathleen is a physical therapist; the parent of a non-verbal child with autism and founder of a therapy intensive respite program for persons with autism and their families (Kris’ Camp/Therapy Intensive Programs – TIP). I received my doctorate in rehabilitation science in 2013. My clinical and research focus is integrating autobiographical accounts of persons with autism; the cumulative clinical expertise of therapists working at TIP; and recent research on motor learning, brain connectivity differences, and praxis in persons with autism. Beyond my autism work, I have extensive experience (36 years) in pediatrics in school and clinic environments.