Connie Anderson

Associate Professor, Autism Studies Director


Contact Info

Linthicum Hall, Rm 121B
Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm


Educational Background

  • PhD, Sociology and Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Southern California, 2000
  • Certificate in Gender Studies, University of Southern California, 2000
  • MBA, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1985
  • BA, Political Science and Slavic Languages & Literature, University of California, 1981

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan
  • Autism and bullying
  • Autism and elopement
  • Outcomes for young adults with ASD


  • Gotham, K., Marvin, A. R., Taylor, J. L., Warren, Z., Anderson, C. M., Law, P. A.,...Lipkin, P. H. (2015). Characterizing the daily life, needs, and priorities of adults with ASD from Interactive Autism Network data. Autism, Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/1362361315583818.
  • 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.
  • 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, 52(9), 871-874.
  • Vasa, R., Anderson, C., Marvin, A., Rosenberg, R., Law, J.K., Thorn, J., Sarphare, G., & Law, P. (2012, August 15). Mood disorders in mothers of children on the autism spectrum are associated with higher functioning autism. Autism Research and Treatment. doi: 10.1155/2012/435646.
  • Zablotsky, B., Bradshaw, C., Anderson, C., & Law, P.A. (2013). Risk factors for bullying among children with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 18(4), 419-1427.
  • Zablotsky, B., Anderson, C., & Law, P.A. (2013). The association between child autism symptomatology, maternal quality of life, and risk for depression. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(8), 1946-1955.
  • 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.
  • Zablotsky, B., Bradshaw, C., Anderson, C., & Law, P.A. (2012). Involvement in bullying among children with autism spectrum disorders: Parents' perspectives on the influence of school factors. Behavioral Disorders, 37(3), 179-191.


Number Name
ADDS 205 Introduction to Disabling Conditions
AHLT 450 Research Methods in Allied Health
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