Teresa Daly, Ph.D. Director
Dr. Daly received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with specialization in developmental disabilities from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She started her 25+ years of experience serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders as an assistant in an inclusive preschool program. Prior to joining UCF CARD, she was Director of Training at Emory University Autism Center. While at Emory, she was Program Director of the nationally recognized Walden Toddler Program, an inclusive model demonstration program for the treatment of toddlers with autism. She is a licensed psychologist and board certified Behavior Analyst, and has served as consultant to NEC-TAC on best practices for ASD. She has been the recipient of multiple grants from agencies that include Autism Speaks, Georgia Childcare Council, the Parker Family Foundation and Department of Education. She presents locally, nationally and internationally on topics related to ASD, Incidental Teaching, and Early Intervention in ASD. She teaches future speech language pathologists at UCF. Her research and training interests include incidental teaching, social interaction, and early intervention. She enjoys reading mystery and crime novels, and spending time with her family.