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Jennifer Plumb, DSW, LSW

  • Field Liaison, MSW Program

Dr. Plumb received her bachelor’s of social work from Temple University in 2002, a master’s of social work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and a Doctorate of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. She is the Social Worker in the Division of Child Development, Rehabilitation, and Metabolic Disease at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s in the Regional Autism Center. She has been working with the Regional Autism Center since 2003 where she co-facilitates social skills groups, organizes parent educational groups and provides ongoing support and resource coordination to families of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other special health care needs. Dr. Plumb serves as faculty in the Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program and is a member of an interdisciplinary autism diagnostic team and an early autism screening clinic. Jennifer’s research interests include the impact of social support and parental stress on family resilience in families impacted by ASD.

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