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Rebecca Edmondson Pretzel, Ph.D.

Rebecca Edmondson Pretzel

ASD Researchers at UNC

Director of Services and Psychology Section Head, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities/UNC School of Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Pretzel is a psychologist, associate professor, and Director of Services and Psychology Section Head at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD).  Her particular area of focus is the assessment and development of intervention plans for infants and young children with or at risk for developmental disabilities, specifically those with autism, visual impairment, and low incidence and complex disorders.  She is currently in a variety of projects, including an epidemiological study of children with and without autism, survey research assessing satisfaction with and access to services in NC for adults with intellectual and other disabilities, conducting best practice interdisciplinary AAC assessments, and training interdisciplinary autism and AAC assessment teams across the state.   

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