AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2016. The council makes recommendations to the Legislature and state agencies to ensure the needs of people with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders and their families are addressed, and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs.
Ann Hart of Austin is president of the Autism Society of Greater Austin. She is a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and a past volunteer for the Westwood High School, Canyon Vista Middle School and Laurel Mountain Elementary School Parent Teacher associations. Hart received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.
Pam Rollins of Dallas is a licensed speech pathologist and associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She is a member of the American and Texas Speech Language associations, International Society on Infant Studies and International Association for the Study of Child Language, and a board member of The Mussar Institute. Rollins received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Doctorate of Education in psychology from Harvard University. She is reappointed to the council.
Stephanie Sokolosky of Harlingen is a board certified behavior analyst and founder of S&S Behavioral Consultants. She is a member of the National Autism Leadership Collaborative and Texas Employment First Task Force, and a past member of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Sokolosky received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, a master’s degree in art therapy and creativity development from the Pratt Institute and a Doctorate of Special Education from Texas Tech University. She is reappointed to the council.
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