Diane Twachtman Cullen, Ph.D.
Dr. Diane Twachtman-Cullen is a communication disorders specialist and licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in autism, Asperger Syndrome, and related conditions. She holds an MA in speech-language pathology, a Sixth Year Diploma in early childhood special education, and a Ph.D. in Special Education. Diane is the author of chapters on high-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome in the Division TEACCH series (1998) and also in Communication and Language Issues in Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Transactional Developmental Perspective (2000). She also has authored numerous books: A Passion to Believe: Autism and the Facilitated Communication Phenomenon; Trevor Trevor, a metaphor for children designed to increase the sensitivity of typical peers toward their classmates with special needs; How To Be A Para Pro: A Comprehensive Training Manual For Paraprofessionals; and How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up?