Amy Keefer, PhD, ABPP

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  • Training Director, Postdoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Child Psychology in Autism and Related Disorders
  • Co-Supervisor, Clinical Psychology, Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™)
  • Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Keefer conducts diagnostic assessments evaluating the presence of autism spectrum disorder in children ages 3-18. She also treats a range of co-occurring psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, and adjustment related concerns in school-age children and adolescents and specializes in modifying cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies for individuals with ASD. Her research is focused on the phenomenology and treatment of psychiatric comorbidities in children with ASD and developing objective measures of treatment outcome.

Betsy Cross, PhD

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Dr. Cross provides behavioral therapy and parent management training to preschoolers, children, and adolescents with ASD and co-occurring behavioral and emotional concerns.  She also provides consultative services in the CASSI Achievements program to address behavioral concerns in this setting.  Dr. Cross additionally conducts autism diagnostic evaluations with toddlers through adolescents, and she co-leads a social skills group for pre-teens and teens with ASD.

Allison Mostow, PhD

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Dr. Mostow provides psychological evaluations at CASSI and the Department of Neuropsychology. She specializes in the assessment of young and early functioning children and has expertise in evaluating children with Fragile X.

Amanda Santanello, PsyD

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  • Co-Supervisor, Clinical Psychology, Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™)
  • Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Santanello conducts diagnostic evaluations with toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents who are suspected of having autism spectrum disorder. She provides both independent and team evaluations. Dr. Santanello has experience providing treatment to children with co-occurring autism spectrum disorder and mental health disorders.


Elgiz Bal Sener, PhD

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Dr. Sener conducts neuropsychological evaluations with school-age children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and co-occurring conditions (e.g., anxiety, mood concerns, learning problems, attention difficulties, intellectual disability). She specializes in working with individuals with a range of abilities, including minimally verbal children, as well as adolescents who will soon be transitioning to young adulthood. Dr. Sener is fluent in Turkish.


Kelly Sheperd, PhD

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Dr. Sheperd has experience working with young children with a variety of developmental and medical conditions, including prenatal substance exposure, prematurity, and visual impairment. She specializes in providing assessments for toddlers and young children. At CARD, she provides diagnostic evaluations for toddlers as well as comprehensive psychological evaluations for young children through age 8 years. Dr. Sheperd also provides diagnostic evaluations and consultations for the Baltimore Infants and Toddlers Program.

Beth Hunt, PhD (she/her)

Beth Hunt

Dr. Hunt conducts autism diagnostic evaluations with toddlers through young adults, as well as provides comprehensive psychological evaluations for individuals with a range of ages, developmental levels, and co-occurring disorders (e.g., intellectual disability, ADHD, anxiety, etc.). She also participates in multidisciplinary team evaluations across different disciplines, such as speech and developmental medicine. Lastly, Dr. Hunt provides cognitive behavioral therapy for autistic teens and young adults with co-occurring anxiety and mood disorders.

Yoreidy Tavárez, PhD, ABPP (she/her)

Yoreidy Tavárez

Dr. Tavárez conducts autism diagnostic evaluations and bilingual psychological testing for youth with a wide range of functional diversity.  She also provides evidence-based interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral parent training.  Her work addresses the intersectionality of autism among Latinx and Spanish-speaking children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Tavarez is fluent in Spanish.