Kara Hume, Ph.D.
ASD Researchers at UNC
Advanced Research Scientist/Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Research Associate Professor, UNC School of Education
Kara Hume, Ph.D., is an Advanced Research Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as a Research Associate Professor in the School of Education. Her research interests include Classroom and home-based intervention strategies for young children, school-age children, and adolescents with developmental disabilities; use of structured teaching strategies with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); professional development and implementation support for special education service providers; identification, review, and evaluation of evidence based practices for individuals with ASD.
She serves as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI on several studies with children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum. She serves as Co-PI for the Center on Secondary Education for Students with ASD (CSESA, http://csesa.fpg.unc.edu/), a five year project developing and implementing a comprehensive high school program for students on the spectrum funded by IES.
Additonal current work includes the Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers study (FITT,http://fitt.fpg.unc.edu/) supporting families with toddlers on the autism spectrum funded by Maternal and Childrens Health Bureau, as well as a study to support the independent functioning of adolescents and adults through the use of work systems, funded by the Organization for Autism Research.