Dr. Gail G. McGee served on the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine for 26 years, where she was Director of the Emory Autism Center. As Director, she developed and supervised the diagnostic clinic, the MONARCH programs for inclusion of school-aged students, the Choices programs for adults with autism and Asperger disorder, and the Bridges Family Support Programs.
Throughout her career, Dr. McGee has been engaged in research, clinical care and teaching. Her research interests are focused on early autism intervention, incidental teaching, and social development. She was the original developer of the Walden incidental teaching curriculum and founder of Walden, which is a laboratory school serving children with autism along with a majority of typically developing peers between 12 months and 6 years of age. She has served as principal investigator on numerous research and training grants, and Walden replication procedures were developed in the course of a model demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. She has been invited to lecture national and international audiences, and she has provided technical assistance on Walden replications in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.
Also active in professional organizations, Dr. McGee was named a Fellow of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, and she received a Significant Achievement Award from Hospital and Community Psychiatry. She was a member of the working task force assembled by the National Academy of Sciences for study of evidence-based approaches for Education of Children with Autism, as well as part of a collaboration of behavior analysts and developmental psychologists who defined Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions. She has also served on numerous editorial boards, peer review panels, and scientific advisory boards. Having recently retired from Emory, Dr. McGee continues research in early autism intervention and she provides clinical consultation to programs serving young children with and without autism. Dr. McGee resides on Saint Simons Island in Southeast Georgia, where she is enthusiastic about family/friends, beach, piano, swimming, and her Newfoundland dog Rex.
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