Lindsay McCary, PhD
Position title: Psychologist
Lindsay M. McCary, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and the director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She received her PhD in school psychology from the University of South Carolina and completed a two-year combined research and clinical fellowship in neurodevelopmental disorders with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorder and fragile X syndrome. Dr. McCary serves as coordinator for Community Model Services for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Waisman Center. Her current work is focused on capacity building initiatives throughout the state to increase care for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in their local communities. This work is supported through the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program, an Office of Special Education Programs training grant, and the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Autism WI Project. She is a public representative on the Governor’s Autism Council.
Professional Certifications and Education
- PhD, School Psychology, University of South Carolina
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, University of South Carolina
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists
- APA Internship, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
- Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Affiliate Faculty, Department of Educational Psychology, School Psychology Program
Lindsay McCary’s research focuses on the behavioral phenotype of fragile X syndrome and the FMR1 premutation including comorbidities and early developmental trajectories. Other research interests include early detection of autism in high-risk populations and family-centered models of care.
Roberts JE, Tonnsen BL, McCary LM, Caravella KE, Shinkareva SV. (2016). Brief Report: Autism Symptoms in Infants with Fragile X Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(12):3830-3837.
Roberts JE, McCary LM, Shinkareva SV, Bailey DB Jr. (2016). Infant development in fragile X syndrome: Cross-syndrome comparisons. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(6), 2088-99. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2737-1.
Roberts, JE, Tonnsen, BL, McCary, LM, Ford, AL, Golden, RN, & Bailey, DB, Jr. (2016). Trajectory and predictors of depression and anxiety disorders in mothers with the FMR1 premutation. Biological Psychiatry, 79(10), 850-7. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.07.015
Kover ST, McCary LM, Ingram AM, Hatton DD, Roberts JE. (2015). Language development in infants and toddlers with fragile x syndrome: change over time and the role of attention. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(2):125-44. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-120.2.125
McCary LM, Roberts JE. (2013) Early identification of autism in fragile X syndrome: a review. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 57(9):803-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01609.x.
McCary, L.M., Machlin, L., & Roberts, J.E. (2013). The development of adaptive behavior in boys with fragile X syndrome and boys with autism. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 59(2), 67-79.
Roberts JE, Long AC, McCary LM, Quady A, Rose B, Widrick D, Baranek G. (2013). Cardiovascular and behavioral response to auditory stimuli in boys with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(3), 276-84.
McCary, L.M., Grefer, M., Mounts, M., Robinson, A., Tonnsen, B., & Roberts, J. (2012). The importance of differential diagnosis in neurodevelopmental disorders: Implications for IDEIA. The School Psychologist, 66(2).