Juhi Kaboski

Faculty Fellow, Master of Autism Studies

"The diagnosis of autism can have a profound effect, not only on those diagnosed with it, but on the family and society. As a graduate student in the program, you will gain a working knowledge of evidence-based interventions, treatments and services, and government laws and social policies as they relate to autism. You will gain confidence as an advocate and case coordinator in diverse settings such as schools, health care, residential care, social service agencies, and advocacy organizations. Some of the topics to be explored are: navigating government programs; international and cross-cultural perspectives on autism, interdisciplinary teamwork to support families; and prevention, identification, and intervention of abuse and bullying."

The Shaw Center for Children and Families, University of Notre Dame, 1602 N. Ironwood Dr., IN 46635 | 574-631-2814 | jkaboski@saintmarys.edu

I have many years of direct service experience as a social worker, resident advisor for college students with physical disabilities, case monitor for adults with developmental disabilities in group homes, and health care social worker in a gerontology and HIV/AIDS clinic. On a personal level, I am a parent of two children on the autism spectrum.

Education

PhD, University of Chicago
MSW, Unversity of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Area of Expertise

Social services for individuals with autism and their families
Risk and resilience in children raised in families with a history of maternal incarceration, domestic violence, drug use, and mental illness

Research Interests

After school programs to facilitate social interaction between children with autism and typically developing peers
Psychiatric comorbidity in autism
Twice exceptional students (i.e., autism and gifted)
College programs for students on the spectrum

Graduate Courses Taught

AUST 580: Social Policies and Social Services for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum and Their Families

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 Organization for Autism Research (OAR), Applied Research Competition
  • $30,000 awarded for the research project: Comorbidities in ASD: Developmental Trajectories and Predictors of Adult Outcomes

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

Recent Presentations, Lectures or Addresses

Nester, K., Stotz, M., Huschke, A., Mancuso, F., Tang, K., Miller, H., & Kaboski, J. (2017, May). Accommodating adolescents with severe ASD symptoms in an extracurricular technology club. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), San Francisco, CA.

Kaboski, J., Mancuso, F., Tang, K., Miller, H., Stotz, M., Fisher, E., Georgeson, J., Hendrix, K., Huschke, A., Klee, D., Nester, K., O’Boyle, K., Ramos, G., Riemersma, J., Simon, L., & Diehl, J. J. (2017, May). Computer and technology club as social performance intervention for adolescents with ASD and their peers. Poster presented at the International Meeting for autism Research (IMFAR), San Francisco, CA.

Olivieri, J., Sinko, A., DeLucia, E., White, M., Tang, K., & Kaboski, J. (2017, May). Experiences of college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A focus group study. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). San Francisco, CA.

Khislavsky A., Gilger, J.W., Kaboski, J., Cain, M (Aug, 2016) Evidence of an Attentional ‘Bilingual Advantage’ in Very Young Children Receiving Early Intervention. Poster presented at 124th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Gilger, J., Kaboski, J., & Cain, M. (2016, May). Childhood Profiles of Cognitively Gifted Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the 2016 International Meeting For Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

Kaboski, J., Gilger, J., & Cain, M. (2016, May). Predictors of Adult Outcomes in Cognitively Gifted Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the 2016 International Meeting For Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

Diehl, J.J., Kaboski, J, Beriont, J., Villano, M., Tang, K., Miller, H., Flatley, A, Hartman, N., Kawalec, K., Prough, M., Simon, L., Van Steenwyk, H., McWherter, W., Won, M., Crowell, C.R. (2015, May). Using a summer robotics camp to reduce social anxiety and improve social/vocational skills in ASD. Poster presented at the International Meeting For Autism Research, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kaboski, J., Greenawalt, B., Clark, M., Hartman, N., Kawalec, K., Flatley, A., & Diehl, J. J. (2015, May). Profiles and outcomes of comorbid ASD and ADHD from childhood to adulthood, ages 6 through 25. Poster presented at the meeting of International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kaboski, J., Greenawalt, B., Clark, M., Hartman, N., Flatley, A., Kawalec, K., Diehl, J.J. (2015, March). Childhood Profiles and Adult Outcomes in Comorbid ASD and ADHD. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Kaboski, J., Beriont, J., Crowell, C., Villano, M., Tang, K., Miller, H., . . . Diehl, J.J. (2015, March). Summer robotics camp: a social/vocational intervention for adolescents with ASD and their peers. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Kaboski, J., Beriont, J., Crowell, C., Villano, M., Tang, K., Miller, H., . . . Diehl, J.J. (2014, May). Summer robotics camp: a pilot social/vocational intervention for adolescents with ASD and their peers. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Atlanta, GA.

Kaboski, J. (2014, October). Evaluating prison nurseries, incarcerated mothers, and their babies born in prison. Oral presentation at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Publications

Cain, M., Kaboski, J., & Gilger, J. (In press). Profiles and academic trajectories of cognitively gifted children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism.

Kaboski, J., McDonnell, C. G., & Valentino, K. (2017). Resilience and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Applying Developmental Psychopathology to Optimal Outcome. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-15.

Zenk, J., Crowell, C., Villano, M., Kaboski, J., Tang, K., & Diehl, J. (2017). Unconventional students in HRI Education: A Review of two initiatives. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 6(2), 92-110.

Kaboski, J. (2016). Using technology to foster social interaction. Autism Spectrum News, 8(3), 1-21.

Kaboski, J., Diehl, J.J., Beriont, J., Crowell, C., Villano, M., Wier, K., & Tang, K. (2015). Brief report: a pilot summer robotics camp to reduce social anxiety and improve social/vocational skills in adolescents with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45(12), 3862-3869.