Jena Randolph is an Assistant Research Professor and the Training and Education Division Director with the University of Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Dr. Randolph has extensive training and experience with individuals with autism throughout the lifespan across home, clinical and school settings. Her experience has a focus on collaborative and coordinated care for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. She is one of the primary developers of the Training Experts in Autism for Missouri (TEAM) program, which provides autism training and support to professionals across disciplines throughout the state and of the Self-Determined Transition Readiness through Individual Vocational Experiences (STRIVE) program, which provides direct instruction, work experiences and peer mentorship to enhance employment readiness for young adults with autism. Currently Dr. Randolph is the coordinator of the University of Missouri’s online autism master’s program.
Areas of Expertise
- Identifying individual characteristics associated with response to intervention
- Maximizing the duration of fidelity of implementation of interventions post-training
- Effective teacher training