Emily Ferguson

Emily is a clinical research assistant who works on Motor and Language studies at the Center for Autism Research. She works closely with Julia Parish-Morris on the “Maximizing Outcomes for Children with Autism” study; specifically, she collects audio recordings from classrooms in Philadelphia, with the goal of identifying what type of classroom environment (inclusion, autism only, or mixed disability) works best for children with ASD given their unique linguistic profiles. Additionally, Emily manages CAR’s Motor-Language Lab. In this role, she supervises studies designed to identify the language and motor markers of autism in order to improve diagnosis, treatment, and our understanding of ASD.

Emily graduated from Haverford College in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. In the future, Emily hopes to pursue a PhD in autism research and clinical psychology.