Diane Adreon has over 22 years of experience working with individuals with autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger’s Disorder, and also with their families. She received her M.A. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in New York.
Since 1993, Ms. Adreon has served as Associate Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Miami (UM-CARD). In her role at UM-CARD she oversees the development and provision of training on High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Disorder and supervision of clinical cases. In addition, Ms. Adreon serves as chairperson of the statewide CARD subcommittee on Asperger’s Disorder She is on the Board of Directors of the Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the United States. Ms. Adreon has published several articles on Asperger Syndrome as well as presented at international, national, regional and state conferences on this topic.
With Brenda Smith Myles, she is co-author of Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence; Practical Solutions for School Success, (2001) published by Autism/Asperger Publishing Company; winner of the Autism Society of America Literary Achievement Award. She is also the mother of an adolescent with Asperger Syndrome.