Mr. Hangen is on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory as Conductor of The Conservatory Orchestra and Director of Orchestral Activities, and is also Music Director of the Orchestra of Indian Hill (Littleton, Mass.). Recently Mr. Hangen also has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a position that was created especially for […]
Jerome Kagan, Ph.D.
Jerome Kagan is emeritus professor of psychology at Harvard University. His research over the past 57 years has centered on the cognitive and emotional development of infants and children. During the last 30 years he and colleagues have concentrated on the temperamental biases called high and low reactivity in infants. He is a fellow of […]
Karen Levine, Ph.D.
Dr. Levine is a Developmental Psychologist, Instructor at Harvard Medical School and was co-director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Autism program in the early nineties, and now is Clinical Director of the Autism Program at Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts. She has written numerous articles and book chapters and is a frequent regional and national […]
Angela Peri, CSA
Casting Director, Owner/Founder of Boston Casting As a former actress and stand-up comedienne, Angela knows the challenges involved in finding just the right person – both for her clients and her actors. Angela founded Boston Casting in 1991, and since then she has worked on hundreds of local, regional and national projects, from major motion […]
In 2000, when Matt Savage was just 8 years old, he played piano for Dave Brubeck and jammed at a sound session with Chick Corea and his sidemen, Avishai Cohen and Jeff Ballard. The following year he was invited to a sound check to jam with jazz great McCoy Tyner and his sidemen, Avery Sharpe […]
International consultant, lecturer and writer on autism Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment, Dr. Stephen Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on […]
Amy Weinstock is the Director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, and an instructor in the medical school’s Department of Psychiatry. She has an extensive background on insurance issues related to autism and has played a key role in passing several significant pieces of […]