autism research

Meet Our Team

Laura Sirolli, M.S., CCLS

Program Specialist

Department of Family Studies and Community Development

Towson University

Autism Research Role: Program Specialist


College of Liberal Arts

Room 2232

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252

Phone:   410-704-5226
Fax:   410-704-3612


M.S.: Child Life, Administration and Family Collaboration, Towson University
P.B.C.: Clinician-Administrator Transition, Towson University
P.B.C.: Family Professional Collaboration, Towson University

B.A.: Sociology, University of Maryland

Laura Sirolli, M.S., CCLS


Laura Sirolli was a Research Assistant with the Department of Family Studies and Community Development from January 2011 until May 2012. After completing her Master’s Degree and full-time internship, she returned to the department as a Program Specialist. Her main duties are related to the Maryland Autism Services Survey (MASS), which was the initial research that led to this grant. More specifically, her duties include analyzing data, corresponding with research participants and research staff regarding programming, and preparing and distributing reports, meeting notes and other mailings. She also helps to facilitate classroom activities for grant-related courses and assists with other grant-related program administration activities.

Ms. Sirolli has worked with children with autism since 1997 as a Physical Education aide, Children’s Developmental Clinic volunteer and IISS technician. Other work-related experience has been in various fields serving children and families in the community, hospitals and residential placements throughout the Baltimore area. These positions include Child Life Assistant, Enrollment and Matching Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Educational Treatment Associate with Villa Maria and IISS Technician.

For this project, in addition to those duties listed above, she assists with record-keeping and organization of data, arranging and conducting qualitative interviews and arranging research staff meetings.

View Ms. Sirolli's Resume (PDF)





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