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Kara Hume

Dr. Kara Hume is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Advanced Research Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She has worked in the field of special education for 25 years in various capacities, including classroom teacher and in-home interventionist, as well as the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on over $12 million dollars of funded research. Dr. Hume’s research across the past decade focuses on increasing access for individuals with developmental disabilities across the age range to high quality community-based interventions. This work has resulted in over 50 publications, with two recognized by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee as top 20 yearly scientific advances in autism research, as well as the development of intervention materials and resources that are used and cited by researchers, service providers, families, and individuals with developmental disabilities across the globe.