Celine A. Saulnier, PhD
Celine Saulnier, Ph.D., obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut, after which she completed a postdoctoral fellowship and then joined the faculty at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, Dr. Saulnier worked closely with Drs. Sara Sparrow and Domenic Cicchetti investigating adaptive behavior profiles in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She became the Training Director and then Clinical Director for the Yale Autism Program, specializing in diagnostic evaluations of individuals with autism and related disorders across the lifespan. In 2011, she relocated to Emory University School of Medicine and the Marcus Autism Center to help develop and direct a large-scale clinical research program. In 2018, she opened her own diagnostic clinic and consulting company, Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Consulting Services (www.nacsatl.com) in Decatur, GA. Dr. Saulnier remains an Adjunct Associate Professor at Emory University where she teaches an advanced undergraduate seminar on autism, and she conducts national and international trainings to professionals on autism and related disorders. For her teaching, she was awarded the New England Educational Institute Outstanding Educator Award for Mental Health Education. Dr. Saulnier is on the editorial board for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Autism Science Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Autism Consortium. In addition to co-authoring the Vineland-3, Dr. Saulnier has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and she has written two books, Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment and Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.