Background

Dr. Eric Mitchell is a certified school psychologist in Pennsylvania as well as a licensed psychologist (in both Pennsylvania and Delaware) who remains active in a variety of neurodiversity initiatives around the region, often translating research into practice for universities, behavioral health settings, schools, families, individuals, and other stakeholders. He is the author of "Putting It Together: The Autism and Asperger's Handbook." After graduating from the University of Vermont, he moved on to Rutgers University for his master’s degree, and then to the University of Pennsylvania for his doctoral studies. He accepted a post-doctoral fellowship specializing in ASD and related conditions with emphasis on evidence-based interventions. Dr. Mitchell has many years of experience as an educator, evaluator, licensed psychologist, school psychologist, program developer, advocate, researcher, and administrator. With a focus on ASD, Dr. Mitchell has been a Holroyd Lecturer for La Salle University, a keynote and Rovinsky Lecturer for PCOM, and maintains active speaking/training roles with Drexel University. He has been very active in providing guidance and workshops at regional conferences, universities, and various agencies specializing with autism and neurodiversity. He continues to build collaborative partnerships between families, schools, universities, mental health agencies, professionals, self-advocates, and others in the ASD community. He is particularly interested in developing stakeholder partnerships, innovative program development, training initiatives, workshop/speaking engagements, administrative and supervisory considerations, research consultation, expert consultation/evaluations, and therapeutic interventions with diverse populations. He has served in various capacities in the autism community as a facility director, clinician, consultant, program director/developer, family member, and as an active voice representing the common interests of providers, families, schools, and self-advocates alike. He also maintains a range of interests around diversity, such as racial/cultural identity development, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual diversity, neurodiversity (including ADHD and ASD topics), cultural competence, de-escalation and minimally-invasive restraint techniques, first responder training, and transition planning. Have served as an expert witness for both families as well as schools and providers, Dr. Mitchell interfaces with legal, educational, and institutional professionals on a regular basis around special education, program development, conference development, and evaluations. Most importantly, he remains a dedicated father and family member in the autism community, and also cherishes his time working clinically with those he serves.

I am always open to exploring promising partnerships in best-practice service delivery, psychology, and special education around the Philadelphia region and beyond. I am particularly interested in developing provider-community partnerships, innovative program development, training initiatives, workshop/speaking engagements, administrative and supervisory expertise, research consultation, expert consultation/evaluations, and therapeutic interventions with diverse populations. I have specialized extensively in working with the autism community as a facility director, clinician, consultant, program director/developer, family member, and as an advocate representing the common interests of providers, families, schools, and self-advocates alike. I am also active in working with a wide range of developmental concerns and cultural diversity matters, such as racial differences, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual diversity, neurodiversity, ADHD, family challenges, and so on. I provide a wide variety of trainings/teaching around ASD topics, cultural competence, de-escalation, transition planning, and general developmental issues. Administrative, program development, teaching, facilitating, speaking, writing, networking, and evaluation opportunities are often considered.