Rachel Loftin

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & the Law, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine; Clinical Director, AARTS Center, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center


Dr. Loftin specializes in evaluations, consultation and interventions for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other social challenges. She has an extensive background in educational, behavioral and social intervention approaches for individuals with ASD and related conditions. Dr. Loftin received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed pre- and post-doctoral child psychology training at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Loftin previously worked in private practice and held a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Chicago. At Yale and UIC, she was involved with several major re- search studies of ASDs, including studies of early identification of autism. Dr. Loftin consults in criminal and educational legal cases involving people with ASD. Her current research interests include sexuality education for young adults with ASD. Together with Drs. Sperry and Westphal, Dr. Loftin is a founding member of Autism Forensics.

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