Dr. Jan Blacher is Distinguished Professor of Education and UC Presidential Chair in the Graduate School of Education, UCR. She is also Director of the SEARCH Family Autism Resource Center (SEARCH = Support, Education, Advocacy, Resources, Community, Hope). Dr. Blacher’s NIH-funded research focuses on the family context of children and adolescents with and without developmental disabilities or autism, as well as family coping in Anglo and Latino families. In addition to holding Fellow status in three research organizations, Dr. Blacher is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).