Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.

Brenda Smith Myles brings to Shrub Oak International School an extraordinary level of experience and expertise as one of the most prolific and respected researchers in the field of autism education. Dr. Myles serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, where she co-directs the graduate program in Asperger Syndrome and Autism. She has made more than 1,000 presentations worldwide and has authored more than 250 articles and books on Asperger Syndrome and Autism. In a recent survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world. Her landmark book (co-authored with Diane Adreon) Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success, was named the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Literary Work.

Dr. Myles serves on the executive boards of the Organization for Autism Research; Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the United States; Maap Services Inc.; International Council for Learning Disabilities; and Advocates for Individuals with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. She is the editor of Intervention in School and Clinic, one of the largest journals in special education, and has served on the editorial boards of other journals on autism.

Throughout her distinguished career, she has been recognized with a number of prestigious honors and awards including the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, Princeton Fellowship Award, Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award, and American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Champion. She is a two-time recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award.

Her company AAPC Publishing is “dedicated to providing practical, research-based solutions and promoting autism awareness through books for individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders across the lifespan.”

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