Managerial & Professional Staff
Amy Carney, L.C.S.W. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic for Infants and Toddlers. She acquired a B.S. in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut, earned her Master's Degree in Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University, with a specialization in clinical work with children and families, and completed a post graduate fellowship within the Yale Child Study Center's autism clinic. Currently, Amy provides clinical support to families with an emphasis on advocacy, serves as a liason between families and the community, edits clinical documents, and conducts parent interviews for both clinical and research purposes. Previous experience includes work with children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders and behavioral and emotional challenges.
Martha Dye is the Infant /Toddler Specialist Caregiver at the Yale Child Study Center Simons Baby-Sibs Project of Neuroscience in Infancy. Martha is a central resource in the Simons Foundation infants-at-risk project. Her many years of experience with infants and toddlers and their caregivers is a huge asset in helping to maintain a family-friendly environment. Her role is to establish a close relationship with the families and support them through the entire research process. Martha received her bachelor's degree from Albertus Magnus College and began her career in early childhood education under the auspices of the late Dr. Sally Provence at the Child Development Unit at Yale Child Study Center.
Amy Margolis is a Research Associate at the Yale Child Study Center, and the Project Coordinator of the Prospective Study of Infants at the Simons Laboratory of Social Neuroscience in Infancy ("Baby Sibs"). Amy manages and directs the day-to-day activities at the Simons Lab, as well as serving as the primary contact for families entering the research program. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Union College, and has done graduate work at UCONN and Southern Connecticut State University. She has more than 20 years of experience in Pediatric Research at Yale, coordinating various clinical studies both here and at associated research sites across the country. Previous areas of research include: efficacy studies of pediatric immunizations and social and educational investigation of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Elizabeth Schoen Simmons, M.S. CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Laboratory for Developmental Communication Disorders and for the Yale Autism Program. She received her M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University and completed her clinical fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Rhea Paul. Within the autism program, Elizabeth coordinates both the Pragmatics and Prosody Study and Speech Treatment Study. She also provides speech, language and communication evaluations for babies as part of the Simon's Baby-Siblings and ACE studies.