Mary Beth Bruder, PhD

Connecticut UCEDD
University of Connecticut A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
263 Farmington Ave., MC 6222
Farmington, CT 06030-6222
Phone: 860-679-1500
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Last Updated: May 18, 2015

Mary Beth Bruder

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC)

Parent to Parent Service Coordination

Partnership for Inclusive Practices (Early Childhood Training)
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Ph.D. Developmental Disabilities -- Early Childhood, University of Oregon, 1983
M.S. Developmental Disabilities -- Early Childhood, University of Oregon, 1981
B.A. Psychology -- Special Education, Trinity College, 1976

Dr. Bruder has worked in early intervention for the past 27 years. She has been involved in the design, provision, and evaluation of early intervention services within a number of states and across a variety of agencies, including early intervention, special education, child care, and Head Start. Dr. Bruder has held faculty appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University and New York Medical College, and since 1986 at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where she is currently a professor of pediatrics and educational psychology. She also serves on the boards of a number of journals. Dr. Bruder has special interest in the inclusion of children with special needs in early childhood and school settings.