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Grace Iarocci

Dr. Grace Iarocci is a psychology professor at Simon Fraser University, and the Director of the Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab.  She is also a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar and a faculty mentor of the Autism Research Training Program (ART).  The ART program is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), designed to recruit and train outstanding researchers of autism in disciplines such as psychology, genetics, imaging, epidemiology, and neurology.

Dr. Iarocci is also past president of the Board of Directors of Autism Community Training and works closely with government and community agencies in BC to disseminate research information on ASD and influence policy on ASD and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Iarocci’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Human Early Partnership. On her spare time, Dr. Iarocci enjoys spending time with her family and attending to the development of her own children.

Dr. Iarocci was recipient of the Professional of the Year award from Autism BC in 2018. Dr. Iarocci and the ADDL maintain committed to connecting and serving our neurodiverse community through research, community events, free parenting workshops, and exciting community collaborations.