About Ann-Marie Orlando
Ann-Marie Orlando is a research assistant professor in UF’s Department of Psychiatry, and an associate director for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) in Gainesville. Dr. Orlando works with educators, service providers, and families, and provides community outreach services and professional development related to autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. A certified speech-language pathologist, Dr. Orlando’s research activities focus on inclusive education, literacy, and communication for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has published journal articles and book chapters, and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses related to these topics. Through her work at UF, Dr. Orlando has coordinated agency-funded grants focused on promoting communication for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, and coordinated federal- and state-funded grants focused on safety, teacher preparation, doctoral/postdoctoral preparation, and research in inclusive education for students with autism and other developmental disabilities. She also has presented nationally and internationally on literacy and communication for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Orlando is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and TASH, an international disability advocacy organization.
- Augmentative/Alternative Communication
- Autism and related disabilities
- Inclusive Education