SIG Committees

Diversity Committee: The SIG recently created the diversity committee with the intention of making our SIG’s actions align better with our DEI mission. Each SIG committee includes diversity liaisons to provide their unique support and insight while serving as an ambassador for marginalized voices.

Awards Committee: The awards committee puts out a call each year for several awards, which are presented at the ABCT conference in November. The committee is most active in the 2 months prior to the conference in developing evaluation criteria, reviewing the applications, and selecting the awardees.

  • Chair: Andrea Wieckowski, PhD
  • Members: Dawn Greathouse, Ted Tomeny, & Mary Isaac Cargill; Diversity Liaisons: Yoreidy Tavárez, & Keiran Rump

Technology & Communications Committee: The communication & technology committee is responsible for maintaining and updating the SIG website, disseminating information via the SIG X account, @ABCTautism, developing the biannual SIG newsletter, supporting communications regarding relevant events.

  • Chairs: Angela Dahiya, PhD & Grace Lee Simmons, PhD
  • Members: Alexis Brewe, Josh Golt, Kristin Walker, & Krista Drapalik; Diversity Liaisons: Jenny Phan, Maya Renaud, & Kathleen Ramsey

Conference Planning Committee: The conference planning committee is responsible for planning the SIG pre-conference meeting and SIG business meeting at ABCT, including inviting speakers, planning the pre-conference meeting, and reviewing SIG poster submissions.

  • Chair: Jessica Granieri
  • Members: Rebecca Elias, Reina Factor, Hannah Rea, & Shannon LaPoint, Valerie Gaus, & Caroline Freden; Diversity Liaisons: Alexis Khuu & Myles J. Lopez

Membership Committee: The membership committee works with SIG leadership to develop new initiatives to engage ASDD SIG membership in goals supporting our mission as well as attracting new members to the SIG. The committee also manages requests to join the SIG and its listserv.

  • Chair: Amy Keefer, PhD & Allison Ratto, PhD
  • Members: Kaitlyn Ahlers, Morgan McNair, Elisabeth Sheridan, Autumn Austin, & Rejil Joseph; Diversity Liaison: Erin Kang