Who’s who in the FITT Study?

Kara Hume—kara.hume@unc.edu

Dr. Kara Hume is the FITT project’s Co-Principal Investigator. She is a Research Scientist at the FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Hume has worked with children and young adults on the autism spectrum for 20+ years in a variety of capacities, including a home program therapist, teacher, trainer, consultant, and researcher. She was a classroom teacher working primarily with students on the autism spectrum, and has worked with Division TEACCH as a trainer for professionals in the field. http://fpg.unc.edu/profiles/kara-hume

Lauren Turner-Brown—lauren.brown@cidd.unc.edu

Dr. Lauren Turner Brown is the FITT project’s Co-Principal Investigator . Lauren is the Assistant Director for the UNC TEACCH Autism program. She has many years of experience with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder of all ages. Lauren specializes in clinical and research experience with early screening, identification and intervention for toddlers, as well as experience training current and future professionals.

Brian Boyd—brian_boyd@med.unc.edu

Brian is a project investigator and is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and a Fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. http://fpg.unc.edu/profiles/brian-boyd

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Samantha Jennings—Samantha.Jennings@cidd.unc.edu

Samantha (Sam) is a project interventionist at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. Sam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has 7 years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. She has worked for the Autism Society of North Carolina’s summer camp program for three summers and served as a leader on the autism initiative in NC’s High Country