Erin MacDonnell is the Intake Coordinator for the School-Age Research Projects within the Autism Program. She is the liaison between families and clinicians and her responsibilities include screening families to determine their eligibility and then coordinating their visit to the center. Erin attends autism events throughout the state which allow her to interact with families and providers, building solid relationships within the community. She received her B.A. in English and Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University. Before joining the Child Study Center in 2009, Erin worked in the Psychology Department conducting research on pregnant women and the effects of stress, medication, and depression on pregnancy outcomes.