Juhi Kaboski, Ph.D.


Research Assistant Professor, Notre Dame Dept. of Psychology
Former Director, F.U.N Lab

Juhi Kaboski is a research assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Her primary research interest lies in discovering and disentangeling the many factors that may lead to optimal outcome in children with ASD. Her current research projects involve long term outcomes of children with twice exceptionality (i.e., co-existing ASD and giftedness), co-morbidities in ASD (e.g., ADHD, anxiety disorder), and support services for college students with ASD.  Her research is often inspired by her two children with ASD and her previous employment experience with adults with developmental disabilities.  Currently she teaches Research Lab in Autism Spectrum Disorders at the University of Notre Dame

Heidi Miller, B.S.W.


Coordinator for Participant Recruitment and Community Liason

Heidi Miller is a Social Worker who has worked in the South Bend and surrounding communities for several years. She has worked with parents and children on various topics, including health, nutrition, child development, discipline, reading readiness and play. Her experience also includes working with many community organizations and helping families recieve needed services. Heidi is the parent of two beautiful children, including one with ASD. Her own personal experience with ASD makes her very passionate about working with families at the F.U.N. Lab.  Most recently she has transitioned to the position of Coordinator for Pariticpant Recruitment and Community Liason for the Shaw Center for Children and Families.  This transition allows her to continue to work with families from the F.U.N. Lab while exanding her reach to include families from all over the community.

Karen Tang, Ph.D.


 Former Graduate Student, F.U.N. Lab

Karen Tang has graduated with her  PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.  Her areas of interest included studing the broader family issues for families who have a child in the autism spectrum. Previous to joining the F.U.N. Lab, Karen was a staff research associate and a project coordinator for several major studies on autism spectrum disorders at the renowned M.I.N.D. Institute at UC Davis. In her young career, Karen already has multiple publications in major journals such as the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  Karen is currently completing a 1 year post doctoral fellowship at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Our Research Team

We are not currently accepting new students.  If you are a student who is interested in participating in research involving children with autism, please email Jessica Likens of the Family Studies Lab at

Emeritus F.U.N. Labradors

  • Jillian Belmonte, Medical Student, Indiana University
  • Susan Bowyer, former F.U.N. Lab Volunteer
  • Lauren Berkovits, Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Jane Beriont, Medical Student, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Erin Bolte, Research Assistant, University of Guelph
  • Hannah Burke, Graduate Student in Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Grace Connolly, Graduate Student in Speech and Language Pathology/Communication Disorders, Emerson College
  • Tara Crown, Medical Student, New York Medical College
  • Basia Czajkowsk, Undergraduate at Notre Dame
  • Alyssa Dammann, Graduate Student in Physical Therapy, Northwestern
  • Liz DeLucia
  • Mary Deweese, Teacher, Urban Teacher Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Katie Dipiero, AMATE House in Chicago
  • Casey Dolezal, Special Education Teacher, New England Center for Children
  • Jenelee Doom, Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota
  • Paddy Driscoll, former F.U.N. Lab Volunteer
  • Zach Dubois, Musician, Songwriter
  • Emily Fisher, Undergraduate Student, University of Notre Dame
  • Andrew Flatley
  • Jack Flores, Medical Student, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Tommy Freeman, Medical Student, Vanderblit University Medical School
  • Cecelia Gatto, Graduate Student in Audiology, Northern Illinois University
  • Brynne Gerstle, Student, University of Louisville
  • Jennifer Georgeson, Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology, Emerson College
  • Teresa Gorman Bippus, Stay at home mom to a beautiful baby boy, Chicago
  • Sarah Hale, Medical Student, Loyola University
  • Kyle Hendrix, undergraduate at Notre Dame
  • Adrienne Huschke
  • Natalie Hartman, Graduate Student in Optometry, Ohio State University
  • Tiffany Ho, Undergraduate Student
  • Kim Holden, Graduate Student in Audiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Kailey Kawalec, Undergraduate Student, University of Notre Dame
  • Dylan Klee, Medical Student, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Scott Klein, Graduate Student in Global Health, University of Notre Dame
  • Elizabeth Klinepeter, Graduate Student in School Psychology, University of Florida
  • Kelley Knoch, Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • Jessica Kumar, Medical Resident, University of Miami
  • Debra Loprete, Teacher, The Autism Academy of Learning
  • Lorianna Malito, Graduate Student in Occupational Therapy, Washington University
  • Francesca Mancuso, Undergraduate Student, University of Notre Dame
  • Shawn Matthews, Medical Student, University of Nevada
  • Stephany Mazur, Medical Student, Georgetown University
  • Whitney McWherter, Graduate Student in Occupational Therapy, Boston University
  • Margaret Millea, Neurophysiologist, NeuroFocus
  • Kathleen Nester,
  • Joshua Noffsinger, Case Manager, Gilead Community Services
  • Piper Nunez, Graduate Student in Social Work, Columbia University
  • Kaleigh O'Boyle
  • Julianne Olivieri
  • Michael Prough, Graduate Student in Global Health, University of Notre Dame
  • Jamon Pulliam, Undergraduate Student, Tuskegee University
  • Greg Ramos, Graduate Student in Master's of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame
  • Kelsey Repine, Ski Instructor for children with developmental disabilities, Denver
  • Beck Roan, lost somewhere in the mountains of Albania
  • Allison Rezepcynski, Medical Student, Loyola Strich School of Medicine
  • Jacqi Riemersma, Medical Student, University of Cincinnati
  • Kelly Ryan, Medical StudentLoyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • Lauren Schmitt, Clinical Data Specialist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Stephen Schmit, Undergraduate at Notre Dame
  • Nicole Shea, Graduate Student in School Psychology, Syracuse University
  • Savannah Sikorski, Undergraduate at Notre Dame
  • Laura Simon, Graduate Student in Psychology, Ohio State University
  • Alyssa Sinko, 
  • Moira Stotz, Undergraduate Student, University of Notre Dame
  • Megan Sullivan, Graduate Student in Occupational Therapy, Belmont University
  • Brynn Thomas, Research Assistant, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory, Northwestern University
  • Taylor Thomas, Graduate Student in Developmental Psychology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Elizabeth Tracy
  • Claire Troia, Undergraduate Student, University of Notre Dame
  • Kristen Uhland, Staff, The Center for Enriched Living
  • Megan Van Ness, Graduate Student in Social Work, Boston College
  • Haley VanSteenwyk, Undergraduate Student, University of Notre Dame
  • John Vernon, Graduate Student in the ESTEEM Program, University of Notre Dame
  • Mary White
  • Greg Witkin, Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology, Gallaudet University
  • Julia Watson, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Michelle Won, Student at the Post Baccalaureate Pre Medical Program, George Washington University

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