Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals
1st Annual Autism Investment Conference
26 July 26 - July 27, 2013
The Hilton Columbus at Easton Columbus, Ohio

Confirmed Speakers

Judy Reaven, PhD photo

Judy Reaven, PhD

Director, Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic

JFK Partners, University of Colorado Anschutz Campus, School

Judy Reaven, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is the Director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic of JFK Partners, a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.  She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  She has worked in the field of developmental disabilities as a clinician, researcher and educator since 1985.  Clinical and research interests include the co-occurrence of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, including the development of an evidenced-based treatment intervention for anxiety symptoms in children with ASD (Facing Your Fears: Group Therapy for Managing Anxiety in Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders; Reaven et al. 2011).  She has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed publications.  Dr. Reaven has been the PI on grants funded by private foundations dedicated to autism research (CAN, Autism Speaks, OAR) and is currently the PI on a federally funded project (NIMH) exploring the initial dissemination of the Facing Your Fears treatment program.



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