Amy Nasamran is a research project manager in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Special Education (CEPSE), Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (ORDS). She earned her PhD in School Psychology from Michigan State University (MSU), her MA from MSU, and a BA in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Nasamran is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Michigan and a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist. She has an extensive clinical background working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities in the school, home, community, hospital, and outpatient settings.
Dr. Nasamran specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the lifespan. Her research and professional interests focus on facilitating the successful transition of young adults with ASD to adulthood, including examining ways to improve their educational, employment, and mental health outcomes. Dr. Nasamran currently manages a federally-funded randomized controlled trial examining an employment-related social skills intervention for high school students with ASD.