Raymond W. DuCharme, Ph.D., is the founder and Executive Director of The Learning Clinic, Inc. (TLC), a private, not-for profit educational and treatment program for children and adolescents. Dr. DuCharme has been a researcher, teacher, and Assistant Professor at Brown University, Adjunct Professor of Educational Psychology at University of Connecticut, and Associate in Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is a national consultant and author of Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Professional and Families, textbook chapters, papers, assessment prools and articles on the subjects of treating and educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The overarching goal is the student’s success—a goal that (1) defines our core purpose; (2) is feasible for each child, (3) poses challenges to teacher and student and family, (4) has larger significance that any singular goal and (5) sums up everyone’s endeavors at The Learning Clinic.
Thomas P. Gullotta, Ph.D., is C.E.O. of Child and Family Agency and a member of the psychology and education departments at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the senior author of the 4th edition of The Adolescent Experience, co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, and editor emeritus of the Journal of Primary Prevention. He is the senior book series editor for Issues in Children's and Families' Lives. Tom holds editorial appointments on the Journal of Early Adolescence, The Journal of Adolescent Research and the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. He has published extensively on adolescents and primary prevention. Tom was honored in 1999 by the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association with their Distinguished Contributions to Practice in Community Psychology Award.