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Kara Hume, Ph.D.

Kara Hume

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,, 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, supporting families with toddlers on the autism spectrum funded by Maternal and Children’s 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.

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