Paul Shattuck

Associate Professor of Social Work


Shattuck conducts innovative research that informs advocacy, policy making, and service design for people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. Most of his current work is aimed at understanding patterns of service use and the factors that influence outcomes among youth with autism as they leave high school and transition to young adulthood.

Shattuck’s work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Autism Speaks, and the Organization for Autism Research. His research publications have appeared in high-impact scientific journals including Pediatrics, Psychiatric Services, the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has also written op-ed pieces that have appeared in leading newspapers including the New York Times.

In 2009 Shattuck’s study on the age of diagnosis among children with autism was recognized as one of the most important autism studies of the year by both Autism Speaks and the Federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. 

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Paul Shattuck talks about how youth with autism face barriers to employment and education after high school. From May 2012.

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