Heather Stone, Ph.D. is a Chicago area scholar, clinician, consultant, author, and advocate for people with disabilities. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016. Coincidentally, she was also diagnosed with a rare, genetic eye disease called Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy at UIC 23 years earlier.
Dr. Stone is a legally blind, Jewish woman who works with and studies populations of people with disabilities, primarily children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD.
Before completing her doctorate, Heather received a BA with honors in Sociology from Brandeis University and a double major in African and African American Studies, for which she was a commencement speaker. She lived in Hyde Park while working on her Master’s degree in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Stone’s book, Girls with Autism Becoming Women (2018), was released by London based Jessica Kingsley Publishers and is available via most retail outlets.
These days you can find Dr. Stone doing ABA therapy at a clinic in Chicago’s North suburbs, consulting with large healthcare organizations for The Exeter Group, or at home on the North shore with her two small children.
Look for the recent interview with Dr. Stone at Inspiration Matters
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Dr. Heather Stone Wodis, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Disability Studies