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Annette Mercer Estes, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
University of Washington
Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920

Annette Estes, Ph.D.

Dr. Estes is a research associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and an adjunct research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington.  She is also a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.  Her research is carried out in coordination with the UW Autism Center.

Dr. Estes is the principal investigator on two intervention studies for very young children with early signs of autism; these are collaborative studies between the UW Autism Center, UC Davis, and University of Michigan using the Early Start Denver Model. Dr. Estes is especially interested in the role of the family in supporting positive outcomes for children with disabilities.
She currently oversees a project investigating the emergence of psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety in adolescents with autism. Dr. Estes also collaborates with a network of researchers to increase early recognition of infants at risk for autism and identify brain mechanisms that may lead to new strategies to prevent or ameliorate autism symptoms.

Annette Estes's UW Autism Center web page

CHDD Outlook 2012 Issue#9-New Study Puts Parents at Center of Helping Toddlers with Autism

CHDD Outlook 2011 Issue#4- Academic Performance and Cognitive Abilities in Children with ASD

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