Linda Rammler, MEd, PhD

UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
University of Connecticut A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
263 Farmington Ave., MC 6222
Farmington, CT 06030-6222
Phone: 860-679-1585
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 22, 2021


Primary Activity Coordinators: Adult Services
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Think College / Customized Employment Coordinator
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Modified/naturalized applications of evidence based practices for students with autism in inclusive education settings; AAC for individuals with ASDs, meaningful interpersonal relationships between students with and without disabilities
Education: Paraeducator training; training and technical assistance to agencies, school staffs and early childhood educators about autism spectrum differences, individual Positive Behavior Supports, building natural supports/friendships; compilation of The Inclusion Notebook; college lifestyles for all
Service: Supports to families affected by autism spectrum differences; facilitated communication; DIR/Floortime; individual Positive Behavior Supports; recreation/leisure; building natural supports/friendships


Education: Ph.D. Developmental Psychology. Yale University, 2000. (Fellow, Yale Bush Center for Child Development/Social Policy, 1987-1995.) M.Ed. Special education. University of Hartford, 1982 (Connecticut Teacher Certification); B.A. Psychology. UConn, 1975.

Prior employment: Linda H. Rammler, M.Ed., Ph.D., Consultant; Focusing on Autism, Positive Behavior Support, and Inclusion (private practice 2009-present); UConn UCEDD Research Associate (2009); Autism Spectrum Differences Institute of New England, Inc. Executive Director (2007-2009); Rammler & Wood, Consultants, LLC, and Linda H. Rammler, Consultants. Private practice (1985-2007) including Director, transdisciplinary professional practice team (1992-2006) and "School-without-walls" program (1996-2004, 2007-08); State of CT Department of Developmental Services. Director, Planning and Evaluation. (1982-1985), Planning Analyst (1980-1982), Behavior Modification Program Specialist/Acting Functional Education Program Supervisor. (1979-1980), Recreation Program Instructor (1977-1978), Human Rights Aide (1976-1977), Teacher Aide (1974).

Technical assistance provided at systems level to over 20 schools/organizations and to over 80 organizations/schools for several hundred individual students. Developed/delivered over two hundred training workshops and courses, including as adjunct instructor at graduate/undergraduate levels for Framingham State College; Southern Connecticut State University, Tunxis and Manchester Community Colleges, Yale University.

Selected professional activities: AAIDD, APBS, Autism National Committee, TASH/International, TASH/Regional Chapter; invited reviewer (e.g., J.Develop.Proc., J.Interntl.Neuropsych.Soc.); author (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders and Behavioral/Emotional Challenges in The Praeger Handbook on Learning and the Brain and numerous training manuals and reports; presenter at numerous conferences.