Megan Farley, PhD
Position title: Psychologist
Megan Farley, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic and the Autism Treatment Programs where she provides group therapy services for children and teens. She is also the psychology training coordinator for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.
Farley’s research interests are related to outcomes for people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) in adulthood across functional, health and social areas. She is interested in understanding the natural development of ASC and understanding effective ways to support people with ASC to achieve their goals, especially in the areas of employment, social relationships and quality of life.
Professional Certifications and Education
- Wisconsin Licensure, Psychologist
- Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Certificate
- PhD, School Psychology, University of Utah
- APA-accredited internship, Primary Children’s Center for Counseling, Salt Lake City, Utah
Farley M, Cottle KJ, Bilder D, Viskochil J, Coon H, McMahon W. (2018). Mid-life social outcomes for a population-based sample of adults with ASD. Autism Research, 11(1):142-152. doi: 10.1002/aur.1897.
Jones KB, Cottle K, Bakian A, Farley M, Bilder D, Coon H, McMahon WM. (2016) A description of medical conditions in adults with autism spectrum disorder: A follow-up of the 1980s Utah/UCLA Autism Epidemiologic Study. Autism, 20(5):551-61. doi: 10.1177/1362361315594798
Gabrielsen TP, Farley M, Speer L, Villalobos M, Baker CN, Miller J. (2015). Identifying autism in a brief observation. Pediatrics. 135(2):e330-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1428.
Buck TR, Viskochil J, Farley M, Coon H, McMahon WM, Morgan J, Bilder DA. (2014). Psychiatric comorbidity and medication use in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(12):3063-71. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2170-2.
Bilder D, Botts EL, Smith KR, Pimentel R, Farley M, Viskochil J, McMahon WM, Block H, Ritvo E, Ritvo RA, Coon H. (2013). Excess mortality and causes of death in autism spectrum disorders: a follow up of the 1980s Utah/UCLA autism epidemiologic study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(5), 1196-204. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1664-z.
Miller JS, Bilder D, Farley M, Coon H, Pinborough-Zimmerman J, Jenson W, Rice CE, Fombonne E, Pingree CB, Ritvo E, Ritvo RA, McMahon WM (2013). Autism spectrum disorder reclassified: a second look at the 1980s Utah/UCLA Autism Epidemiologic Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(1), 200-10. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1566-0.
Farley MA, McMahon WM, Fombonne E, Jenson WR, Miller J, Gardner M, Block H, Pingree CB, Ritvo ER, Ritvo RA, Coon H. (2009). Twenty-year outcome for individuals with autism and average or near-average cognitive abilities. Autism Research, 2(2), 109-118. doi: 10.1002/aur.69.