A video interview with

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.

Independent consultant

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., is currently a researcher, consultant, and author of many books on autism spectrum disorder, including The Hidden Curriculum, Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments, and Simple Strategies That Work! Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students With Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities.

She is currently a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group, and a Scientific Council Board Member for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) in Washington, DC. Dr. Myles was formerly the President of AAPC Publishing, a specialized publisher of books and multimedia on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related disorders for individuals on the spectrum, their parents, families, peers, educators, and other professionals.

Dr. Myles is the recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Champion, and two-time recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Myles received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Kansas in 1998.


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