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CAR Student Alumni Stories: Aubrey Faggen, LMSW
Aubrey Faggen, LMSW, worked with the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) at the Center for Autism Research from 2015-2019. During that time, she joined the team working under Dr. Juhi Pandey, supporting the clinical and research staff. After graduating with her Bachelor's degree in 2017 from Wheaton College, Faggen joined the CAR team as a full-time Clinical Research Assistant for the IBIS team, where she collaborated with research teams across the Center.
"Some of my favorite personal and professional moments happened at CAR; learning to cap for the EEG, working alongside CHOP staff to run the MRI portion of the IBIS study, getting into graduate school while at lunch with a CAR coworker, or attending the Eagles Autism Challenge annual event," Faggen said. "My time at CAR had a direct impact on my professional career and I am truly appreciative for the experience."
After working at CAR, Faggen went on to graduate school, receiving her Master's degree from Columbia School of Social Work. She is now a Mental Health Clinician at YAI's Center for Specialty Therapy in New York and is licensed in both New York State and New Jersey, providing therapy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. Faggen also completes Autism evaluations for the clinic.
In addition to her work at YAI, Faggen runs groups for parents and caregivers focused on physical and sexual development for individuals with IDD. Faggen presents frequently to clinicians on her work which focuses on sexuality, romantic- and intimacy-worthiness for individuals with IDD.
Participated in Student Role at CAR
Mental Health Clinician, YAI's Center for Specialty Therapy