Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a consultant with the Ziggurat Group and the Education and Treatment Services Project for Military Dependent Children with Autism, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award.
Brenda has made over 500 presentations all over the world and written more than 150 articles and books on ASD including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns (with Southwick) and The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated rules in Social Situations.
In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee and was on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s Strategic Planning Consortium. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and ASTEP — Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program.
In the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.