Caroline J. Grantz, PhD
Dr. Caroline Grantz is a clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder and associated areas of difficulty. Originally from California, Dr. Grantz studied in Miami, Chicago, and Oregon. Throughout her education, she received specialized training in neuropsychology, and is pursuing Board Certification as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. In 2016, Dr. Grantz was delighted to move back to California, where she worked for two years at CHOC Children’s helping to build Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment and treatment services in partnership with the UCI Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) before joining the UCLA Semel Institute Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic. Dr. Grantz has worked across the lifespan with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, with the goals of supporting daily functioning and helping families plan for the future. She is passionate about helping individuals on the autism spectrum understand themselves better, access the resources and services available to support development and functioning, and build full, satisfying lives.
- 2013-2015 – Oregon Health & Sciences University, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
- 2012-2013 – Rush University Medical Center, APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship
- 2007-2012 – University of Miami, Clinical Psychology MS and PhD
- 2001-2005 – University of California, Davis, Psychology BA
Research & clinical interests
Transition to adulthood in autistic teens and adults, including obtaining and maintaining employment, self-advocacy, and intervention for emotional well-being using cognitive-behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapies (CBT, ACT).
Roles within the division/Fellowship
Psychology Attending in the CAN Clinic