College of Health Professions

Department of Interprofessional health studies


Faculty and Staff

Connie Anderson, Ph.D., LGMFT

Director Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Autism Studies

Program Director of Applied Adult Disability Studies Minor

Office:   Linthicum Hall, Room 121B
Phone:   410-704-4640
Fax:   410-704-4965

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Educational Background

Education and Certification
Doctor of Philosophy– Sociology and Marriage & Family Therapy
2000, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Certificate in Gender Studies
2000, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Master of International Business Administration
1985, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA
Bachelor of Art – Political Science and Slavic Languages & Literature
1981, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Courses Taught

  • IDHP 621, Contemporary Issues for Infants and Children on the Autism Spectrum
  • IDHP 641, Communication, Behavior, and Participation Linkages for People on the Autism Spectrum
  • IDHP 681, Seminar in Autism Spectrum Issues
  • OCTH 610, Data Analysis in Occupation-Based Research & Evidence-Based Practice

    Areas of Professional Interest

    Professional/Research Interests

  • Autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan
  • Autism and elopement
  • Autism and bullying
  • Autism and family impact
  • Couples with a child on the autism spectrum
  • Autism and familial mood disorders
  • Publications

    Anderson, C., Law, J.K., Daniels, A., Rice, C., Mandell, D., Hagopian, L., & Law, P. (2012). Occurrence and family impact of elopement in children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics, 130(5), 870-877.
    Anderson, C. (2012). Bullying and children with autism spectrum disorders. In L. Hirsch & C. Lowen (Eds.), Bully: An action plan for teachers, parents, and communities to combat the bullying crisis (29-38). New York, NY: Weinstein Books.
    Daniels, A.M., Rosenberg, R.E., Anderson, C., Law, J.K., Marvin, A.R., & Law, P.A. (2012). Verification of parent-report of child autism spectrum disorder diagnosis to a web-based autism registry. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(2), 257-265.
    Rosenberg, R.E., Law, J.K., Anderson, C., Samango-Sprouse, C., & Law, P.A. (2012). Survey of vaccine beliefs and practices among families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Clinical Pediatrics, epublished on March 2, 2012. doi:10.1177/0009922812438435.
    Vasa, R., Anderson, C., Marvin, A., Rosenberg, R., Law, J.K., Thorn, J., Sarphare, G., & Law, P. (2012). Mood disorders in mothers of children on the autism spectrum are associated with higher functioning autism. Autism Research and Treatment, epublished on August 15, 2012. doi: 10.1155/2012/435646.
    Zablotsky, B., Bradshaw, C., Anderson, C., & Law, P.A. (2012). The association between bullying and the psychological functioning of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 34(1), 1-8.








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