Lauren Usher, Social Impact Director at gener8tor in Madison, Wisconsin has joined the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin as a member of the Board of Directors.

“We are so pleased to have Lauren join us. She is a great addition to the ASC Board. We all look forward to working with her,” said Nancy Alar, President of the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin.

Lauren earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Miami and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center. Her research and publications on autism and other developmental disabilities span topics from social development to family relationships.

“For the past ten plus years, I’ve been studying and writing about the lives of people on the spectrum,” says Usher. “I’ve met so many families who have really highlighted a wide range of joyous and challenging experiences. Being part of the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin has given me an opportunity to stay connected and to give back.”