Fran Goldfarb, MA, MCHES

University of Southern California
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Mailstop #53
Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062
Phone: 323-361-3831
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: December 05, 2013


Primary Activity Coordinators: Parent/Consumer
Discipline Coordinators: Parent/Family Resources
Discipline(s): Family Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Fran Goldfarb, MA, MCHES, is one of the first family support faculty. Ms. Goldfarb has played a role nationally in the development of this LEND discipline, and currently chairs the AUCD LEND Family Discipline Workgroup. She is a board member of United Advocates for Children and Families and served as a member of the North LA Autism Taskforce supporting the CA Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders. She trains teachers and school administrators on autism as a member the LA County Autism Spectrum Alliance (LACASA). She is the founder and co- Leader of the Los Angeles Asperger Syndrome Parent Support Group. Most importantly, she is the mother of an adult son who has Asperger Syndrome.

Current Roles
• Family Support Director, 1997 - present, USC UCEDD at CHLA
• Co- Coordinator, Navigator Clinic, 2008 - present, USC UCEDD at CHLA
• Chair, LEND Family Discipline Workgroup, 2007 - present, AUCD
• Member, United Advocates for Children and Families, 2007- present
• Key Family Contact, Project ABC, SAMHSA, 2006- present, USC UCEDD at CHLA
• Consultant, Reaching Latino and Chinese Families Community Parent Resource Center, 2002- present, Fiesta Educativa, Inc.
• Consultant, Project ABC Family Wellness Network, 2010 - present, Children's Institute, Inc./ Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
• Member/Trainer, Los Angeles County Autism Spectrum Alliance, 2008 - present, Los Angeles County Association of SELPAs

• MA, Social Science (Family Life Education Emphasis), Azusa Pacific College, Azusa, CA
• BA, Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA