Advisory Board of Education

BOSTON HIGASHI SCHOOL
ADVISORY BOARD OF EDUCATION

MARGARET L. BAUMAN, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Director, LADDERS
Special Area of Study: Brain Research for Autism

MARIE DUGGAN
Executive Director/Founder, Technology for Autism Now, Inc.
NE Regional Director, U.S. Society of Augmentative & Alternative Communication
                Users
AAC/AT Independent Contractor/Consultant 

PETER H. GARLAND
President, Board of Directors, Boston Higashi School
Member of the Corporation, Boston Higashi School
Member, Board of Directors, New Hampshire Special Needs Support Center
Former Director & Chairman, The Education Cooperative
Former School Committee Chairman, Town of Natick

MARK GREENSTEIN, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Genetics & Child Development,
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Special Area of Study: Communication & Developmental Disorders 

ROY RICHARD GRINKER, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Director of George Washington University Institute of Ethnographic Research
Author, lecturer

LEE GROSSMAN
President & CEO, Advance Enterprises
Former President & CEO, Autism Society of America & Publisher of Autism
                Advocate 
Journal 
Member, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) & National Health
                Council
 

JEROME KAGAN, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Special Area of Study: Development of Cognitive & Emotional Behaviors in
                Children
 

THOMAS M. LAGRASTA, Ed.D.
Former Superintendent, Sharon Public Schools
Former Special Education Director, Milton Public Schools

ANNE S. LARKIN
Co-Leader Kennedy-Longfellow/Lesley University Partnership
Professor Emeritus, Lesley University School of Education
Director, “Say Yes to Education”
Co-founder, “PALS” (Personal Advocacy & Lifetime Support)
Member of the Corporation, Boston Higashi School
Special Area of Study: Research Specializing in Autism, Facilitated
                Communication, 
School Restructuring, and Inclusion

STEPHEN H. MOTT, M.D.
Medical Director, Child Development Program, Children’s Hospital at
                Dartmouth-
Hitchcock Medical Center
Special Area of Study: Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology

JOHN J. RATEY, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Author of Driven to Distraction and Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of
                Exercise 
And the Brain
Adjunct Professor at National Taiwan Sports University & Reebok’s Ambassador
                for 
Active Kids
Special Area of Study: Neuropsychiatry, the Brain-Fitness Connection

SUSAN SENATOR
Author of Making Peace with Autism: One Family’s Story of Struggle, Discovery
                and 
Unexpected Gifts; The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide: Creating a
                Balanced and Happy 
Life While Raising a Child with Autism; and Dirt:
                A Story about Gardening, Mothering and 
Other Messy Business

STEPHEN SHORE, Ph.D.
Author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger
                Syndrome
Editor and Contributor to Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People
                on
 the Autism Spectrum
Board President, Asperger’s Association of New England
Member, Board of Directors, Autism Society of America – National Division
International consultant, presenter, and researcher on autism spectrum issues
                throughout
 the lifespan

 HELEN TAGER-FLUSBERG, Ph.D.
Director, Developmental Science Program, Department of Psychology, Boston
                University
Specialist in Language, Cognitive & Social Functioning of Autism, and Other
                Neuro-
Developmental Disorders 

MARIA TROZZI, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Director of Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center
Author, psychotherapist, lecturer and consultant

 DIANE D. TWACHTMAN-CULLEN, Ph.D., CCC/SLP
Executive Director, ADDCON (Autism & Developmental Disabilities Consultation
                Center)
Communication Disorders Specialist and Licensed Speech-Language
                Pathologist 
Specializing in Autism