Liz McDonough, MFT, RDT, has 15 years of clinical experience with a decade of working exclusively with children, teens and young adults on the autism spectrum and their families. She uses her unique therapeutic approach combining drama, mindfulness and attachment with individuals and social groups, in school settings and private practice. Providing consultation and training at Bay Area schools that serve verbal children and teens on the spectrum, as well as individual supervision to graduate interns, Liz is a sought-after expert in the field.


Liz wrote and co-directed two original theater plays performed by Oak Hill School students with ASD, ages 6-22. She is a tireless advocate for students needing IEP services and works with Bay Area schools to accommodate the needs of neuro-diverse students in mainstream schools. 


Liz is currently an adjunct professor in the Drama Therapy Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies and is the former clinical director of Autistry Studios. She has taught in the Autism Certificate program at Alliant University and has  presented at local and national conferences. Liz was a speaker at the Marin and South Bay Autism Lecture Series in 2011, 2012, and 2014, and has a private practice in San Rafael, CA.





Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Liz McDonough maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Liz McDonough has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.