Allie Aarrestad currently coordinates the SPARK for Autism genetic study at Stanford and the Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Home vs. Clinic Based Clinical Trial (PRT- HvC). Allie also serves as a 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 holistic and 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)
SPARK for Autism, Simons Foundation/ Stanford University (August 30, 2021 - Present)
Simons Foundation 160 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor New York, New York 10010
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.
401 Quarry Road
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.
401 Quarry Road