Carol Schall

Carol Schall

cmschall@vcu.edu
828-6979


Dr. Schall has been learning from and supporting individuals with autism since the early 1980’s.  She is involved in supporting individuals across Virginia through her work as the director of the Virginia Autism Resource Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She is well versed in completing functional behavior assessments and using positive behavior supports to develop comprehensive plans for individuals from a person-centered approach.  She is a state training for the Positive Behavior Support project with the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Additionally, she in the principal investigator for the VCU ASD Career Links Project.

Her research interests include the monitoring of psychotropic medication for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, transition from school to work and adulthood, and training for parents and professionals on serving individuals with developmental disabilities.  Dr. Schall is listed in the 2005 and 2006 editions of Who’s Who in America and has recently been honored by TASH with their Positive Approaches Award.  Finally, she is the lead author of the Youth with Autism Chapter in the 4th edition of Dr. Paul Wehman’s popular book Life Beyond the Classroom and Editor of a new book on Transition and Autism by Brookes Publishing.  This book, Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom is now available through Paul H. Brookes Publishers.


Projects

Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders granted by Disability Rehabilitation and Research Project through the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research at the United States Department of Education (NIDRR) Grant Award # H133A080027, $1,500,000 across 5 years from 2008 to 2013
        Role: Principal Investigator, Study Two

Endorsed Positive Behavior Support Facilitator Training granted by The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to the Partnership for People with Disabilities and the Virginia Autism Resource Center at Virginia Commonwealth University ($150,000 per year, on-going 2006 – present)
        Role: Consultant, Trainer, Mentor
        Role in Preparation: Co-Author

The Virginia Autism Resource Center granted by The Virginia General Assembly granted to Grafton School, Inc. on-going, 1982 – present
        Role: Director

Enhancing Lives of Individuals with Brain Injury through Positive Behavior Supports granted by The Center for Neurotrauma Initiatives granted to the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University ($106,000 for 3 years 2006 - 2009)
        Role: Consultant, Trainer, Mentor
        Role in Preparation: Co-Author 


Editorial

Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, Reviewer (2006-Present)

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006 – Present)

International Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference, Reviewer of Call for Papers for the 4th, 5th, and 6th Conferences (2006 – Present)


Publications

Articles:

Wehman, P., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Graham, C., Brooke, V., Riehle, E., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Lau, S., Allen, J. & Avellone, L. (2017). Effects of an employer-based intervention on employment outcomes for youth with significant support needs due to autism. Autism, 21(3), 276–290.

Wehman, P., Brooke, V., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Lau, S., Seward, H. & Avellone, L. (2016). Employment for adults with autism spectrum disorders: A retrospective review of a customized employment approach. Research in Developmental Disabilities, , 61-72.

Schall, C., Wehman, P., Brooke, V., Graham, C., McDonough, J., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Rounds, R., Lau, S. & Allen, J. (2015). Employment Interventions for Individuals with ASD: The Relative Efficacy of Supported Employment With or Without Prior Project SEARCH Training. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(12), 3990–4001.

Wehman, P., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Kregel, J., Brooke, V., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Graham, C., Riehle, E., Collins, H. & Thiss, W. (2014). Competitive Employment for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(3), 487–500.

Wehman, P., Schall, C., Carr, S., Targett, P., West, M. & Cifu, G. (2014). Transition From School to Adulthood for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 25(1), 30-40.

Schall, C., McDonough, J., Molinelli, A., Riehle, E., Ham, W., Thiss, W. & Wehman, P. (2012). Project SEARCH for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Increasing Competitive Employment On Transition from High School. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 0, .

Schall, C. & McDonough, J. (2010). Autism spectrum disorders in adolescence and early adulthood: Characteristics and issues. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 32(2), 81-88.

Schall, C. (2010). Positive behavior support: Supporting adults with autism spectrum disorders in the workplace. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 32(2), 109-115.

Schall, C. & McDonough, J. (2010). Introduction to Special Issue - Autism Spectrum Disorders: Transition and Employment. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 32(1), 79-80.

Books:

Wehman, P., Datlow Smith, M. & Schall, C. (2009). Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success beyond the classroom. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Book Chapters:

Wehman, P., Targett, P., Schall, C. & Carr, S. (2014). Meaningful employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In Tancani, M., Bondy, A., Autism spectrum disorders in adolescents and adults: Evidence-based and promising interventions (pp. 237-264). , : .

Schall, C., Wehman, P. & Carr, S. (2014). Transition from high school to adulthood for young adults with ASD. In Volkmar, F., Reichow, B. & McPartland, J. Adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (pp. 41-60). New York, NY: Springer Press.

Schall, C. & Wehman, P. (2009). Understanding the transition from school to adulthood for students with autism. In Wehman, P. & Datlow Smith, M. Schall, C. Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success beyond the classroom Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.