Isabel Smith, PhD, Professor, Joan & Jack Craig Chair in Autism Research, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
Bio: Isabel Smith, a Clinical-Developmental Psychologist, is the Joan and Jack Craig Chair in Autism Research at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax NS. She is active in many research areas, including long-term studies that follow the development of children with ASD and their families, as well as treatment research. She has been studying the effectiveness of Nova Scotia’s unique model of early behavioural intervention for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since the program began in 2005. Dr. Smith has promoted evidence-based practices for identification, diagnosis, and treatment of ASD for many years through research and advocacy, as well as professional development and consultation.