The Autism Program at Boston Medical Center assists and empowers autistic individuals and their families through direct patient support, provider education, and community-based outreach. We strive to meet the needs of the community in Boston and its surrounding areas in a culturally competent manner by offering high quality and comprehensive care to all.

Please note: The Autism Program at Boston Medical Center is a family resource and support program. If you are looking for an autism evaluation or other information about clinical care, including making an appointment with one of our clinicians, wait times, or referrals, please contact Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at 617.414.4841.

Click here to check out our new resource, Navigating Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide for Families. 

Navigating Autism Spectrum Disorder

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You can contact the Autism Program via:



The Autism Program at Boston Medical Center
Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Phone: 617.414.3842
Fax: 617.414.3693


Mailing Address:
801 Albany Street
Floor 1
Boston, MA 02119

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Our Team

Shari Krauss, M.A., MPH | Program Director 
617.414.3666 •
Shari conducts clinical oversight, personnel management and public relations for the Autism Program in addition to leading strategic planning and program implementation. She actively participates in the delivery of trainings, clinical consultation, advocacy and outreach efforts, as well as community networking and initiatives.

Alexander Friedman, MPH | Program Manager 
617.414.4247 •
As Program Manager for the Autism Program, Alexander is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Autism Friendly Initiative at BMC, which aims to improve the hospital experience for patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In doing so, Alexander supervises hospital-wide projects related to staff training, systems improvement, and resource development to ultimately address barriers in caring for patients with ASD. Alexander also manages the Autism Program’s wide-reaching internship and volunteer program in order to provide students with a meaningful, productive, and applied learning experience.

Liz Ferriero, B.A., CEIS | Program Lead
781.923.0801 •
Liz provides guidance and support for families seen in the Developmental and Behavioral Clinic. Liz assists families in navigating local, state and federal resources and therapeutic supports. She also works closely with the Parent Leadership in Autism Network (PLAN) program, which offers individualized peer support for parents of children with ASD.

Sara Bastin, M.Ed | Program Lead
617.356.7311 • 
Sara provides support to families seen in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry as youth begin their transition into adult services. She utilizes her behavioral training and experience working in adult and in-home settings to help guide individuals and families through the many tasks associated with the transition process.

Jacqueline McKendry, MS, BCBA, LABA | Behavior Specialist
617.414.3662 •
Jacqueline is a behavior analyst with experience providing and supervising ABA therapy in schools, homes, and communities. She provides support, resources, and behavioral consultation to families within the DBP clinic. Jacqueline encourages families to advocate for themselves and their child's unique needs.

Hillary Hollis, B.A. | Autism Resource Specialist
857.310.0976 •
Hillary is a part-time resource specialist who provides support to families that have been seen in the Developmental and Behavioral Clinic. Hillary assists families in accessing community resources and therapeutic supports. She also helps families navigate the special education process and facilitates Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) referrals. Furthermore, she empowers families to advocate for their child's unique needs and provides support around new autism diagnoses.

Maddy Goskoski, MPH | Autism Resource Specialist
857.245.9660 •
Maddy is a graduate of Boston University School of Public Health with a MPH in Program Management and Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (CAPDIE) and a graduate of Merrimack College with a B.S. in Health Science and Public Health. At The Autism Program, Maddy assists family's navigate community support resources including ABA, DDS, SSI and therapeutic services. Maddy encourages patients and families to advocate for their child's individualized needs to support their ASD diagnosis.

Katie Campbell, M.A. | Autism Resource Specialist + TEAM Coordinator
617.652.0320 • 
Katie graduated with a Master of Arts in Child Study and Human Development with a concentration in Clinical-Developmental Health and Psychology from Tufts University in May 2022, and also graduated from the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and youth to support their development across domains and help each individual grow towards the best version of themselves. Originally from the UK, Katie loves to travel and has worked in educational settings within the US, the UK, and Switzerland including at various schools, at a summer camp, and in recreational settings. 

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