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Elisabeth Sheridan, PhD

Clinical Core Director




Elisabeth Sheridan, PhD is the Director of the Clinical Core at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and an Associate Professor at Drexel University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. She is also actively in research and training initiatives that aim to improve the lives of individuals with ASD and their families.

Dr. Sheridan graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and completed a Fulbright fellowship at the Finnish National Public Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland. She received her PhD in Medical/Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a clinical and research focus on neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Sheridan acquired training in state-of-the-art ASD assessment, treatment, and research methods as an intern at the UNC School of Medicine/TEACCH Autism Program and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine/Marcus Autism Center.

Dr. Sheridan is a certified trainer in evidence-based tools for individuals with ASD, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised. She holds advanced training certifications in several intervention modalities, including RUBI Parent Coaching for preschool and elementary aged children, Secret Agent Society for school-age children, and PEERS social skills group intervention for adolescents and young adults. Dr. Sheridan also has advanced training in applied behavior analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Structured Teaching. Dr. Sheridan’s research interests include the dissemination of evidence-based tools and implementation of best practices for individuals with ASD in the broader community.