Bio


Allie Aarrestad currently coordinates the SPARK for Autism genetic study--the world's largest study on autism. Allie also serves as a Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) behavior technician assistant in the Preschool Autism Lab (PAL), supports the Early Support Program for Autism (ESPA), coordinates the Stanford Child Mental Health Projects for Ukraine, and runs the social media pages and website for the Autism and Developmental Disorders Research Program. Allie's interested in naturalistic/child-led interventions, social skills groups, and recreational programs that focus on strength-based approaches.

Current Role at Stanford


Clinical Research Coordinator in the Stanford Autism and Developmental Disorders Research Program

Honors & Awards


  • Best Research Project- Students' Choice, Department of Psychology and Child Development, Cal Poly, SLO (June 2021)
  • Leadership Award, Department of Psychology and Child Development, Cal Poly, SLO (June 2021)

Education & Certifications


  • Bachelor of Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Psychology (clinical and research-focused) & Child Development (2021)

Projects


  • SPARK for Autism, Simons Foundation/ Stanford University (August 30, 2021 - Present)

    Location

    Simons Foundation 160 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor New York, New York 10010

  • Stanford Mental Health Projects for Ukraine, Stanford University (4/1/2022 - Present)

    The Stanford Autism Project for Ukraine is an effort put on by the Stanford Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department to support Ukrainian autism professionals, families, and children through webinars, training, and donations. You can learn more by visiting https://med.stanford.edu/childpsychiatry/Ukraine/UkraineENG.html.

    Location

    401 Quarry Road

  • Early Support Program for Autism (ESPA), Stanford University and Children's Health Council (2/1/2022 - Present)

    A joint program between Stanford Children’s Health and Children’s Health Council to provide supportive services at no cost to families of individuals with suspected or diagnosed autism.

    Location

    401 Quarry Road