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Pegeen Cronin

Dr. Cronin’s Professional Background

For over 20 years, Dr. Cronin has been providing comprehensive and individualized assessments consistent with best-practice standards to identify an individual’s strengths and challenges and the supports and strategies needed to continue to fulfill one’s potential. As a former UCLA Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Autism Evaluation Clinic, she conducted hundreds of evaluations for individuals of all ages. The breadth and depth of the evaluation process determine the diagnosis, including whether or not an individual has a developmental disability like autism. She brings the expertise found at a university or large clinic to provide customized personal care.

Dr. Cronin earned her B.A from the University of California, Berkeley (1987), and her M.S. (1992), and her Ph.D. (1995) from the APA-accredited program at Palo Alto University in California. She completed her predoctoral APA-accredited internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and her postdoctoral fellowship in the UCLA Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry inpatient and outpatient services. Dr. Cronin then became an Assistant Clinical Professor, was the director of the UCLA Autism Evaluation Clinic (now the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders- CAN Clinic), provided services and training to both the inpatient and partial hospitalization services, and was the principal investigator in successive research grants for the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) to recruit and provide assessments to study participants.