Dr. Cathy Pratt is the Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community located at Indiana University. Dr. Pratt is on faculty at Indiana University, and presents internationally at conferences and workshops. Dr. Pratt serves on numerous Advisory Boards, including the Advisory Boards of Maap Services, Inc., and the Autism Society of Indiana. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the National Autism Society of America and is Co-Chair of the Conference Committee, and a Member of the Government Relations Committee.
Dr. Pratt was recently invited to join the Panel of Professional Advisors for the Autism Society of America. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Autism Spectrum Quarterly and is a guest editor for the Journal on Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Pratt served on the Steering Committee for Training and Dissemination for the National Research and Training Center on Positive Behavioral Support. Recently, Dr. Pratt has been involved with the Institute on Rehabilitation Issues focused on Autism, and with the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee as a member of the Expert Working Group on Services.
She has written articles and presents on the following topics: autism spectrum disorders, functional behavior assessment/positive behavior supports, instructional approaches, systems change, and policy. Prior to pursuing her doctorate at Indiana University, Dr. Pratt worked as a classroom teacher for students across the autism spectrum and with other disabilities.