Lindsay McCary, PhD

Position title: Psychologist

Lindsay McCary, PhD


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

Department Appointments

Current Research

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.

Selected Publications