Wendy Stone

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Wendy Stone, Ph.D.

(206) 685-2821
Kincaid 128
Advising: Possibly accepting new graduate students in 2024-2025, please email with questions.
Interests: Expediting access to early identification and specialized intervention for toddlers with ASD


A substantial body of work has demonstrated the importance of specialized early intervention for optimizing outcomes for young children with ASD. However the availability of, and access to, ASD-specialized services is often limited within community practice settings. The current work in our lab focuses on translating evidence-based practices for early ASD screening and intervention to primary care and early intervention settings, with a focus on underserved communities.


University of Miami (1981)

  • Berger, N. Wainer, A., Kuhn, J., Bearss, K., Attar, S., Carter, A., Ibanez, V., Ingersoll, B., Neiderman, H., Scott, S., & Stone, W.L. (advance online publication). Characterizing available tools for synchronous telehealth assessment of toddlers with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder: A brief report. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-04911-2.
  • Coulter, K.L., Barton, M.L., Robins, D.L., Stone, W.L., & Fein, D.A. (advance online publication). DSM-5 symptom expression in toddlers. Autism. DOI: 10.117713623613211000160.
  • Ibanez, L.V., Scott, S., & Stone, W.L. (2021). The implementation of Reciprocal Imitation Training in a Part C early intervention setting: A stepped-wedge pragmatic trial. Autism Research, 14, 1777-1788. DOI: 10.1002/aur.2522.
  • Steinman, K.J.*, Stone, W.L.*, Ibanez, L.V., & Attar, S.M. *These authors made equal contributions to this work. (advance online publication). Reducing barriers to early autism screening in community primary care: A pragmatic trial using web-based screening. Academic Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2021.04.017.
  • Stone, W.L., Ibanez, L.V., Carpentier, P., Posner, E., Bravo, A., Frederick, L., Locke, J. (2021). Early intervention providers’ perspectives about working with families of toddlers with suspected ASD: A qualitative study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51, 814-826. PMID:31845130. DOI:10.1007/s10803-019-04337-x.
  • Yoder, P.J., Stone, W.L., & Edmunds, S.R. (2021). Parent utilization of ImPACT intervention strategies is a mediator of proximal then distal social-communication outcomes in infant siblings of children with ASD. Autism, 25, 44-57. PMID: 32811160. DOI:10.1177/1362361320946883.
  • Locke, J.*, Ibanez, L.V.*, Posner, E., Frederick, L., Carpentier, P., & Stone, W.L. (2020). Parent perceptions about communicating with providers regarding their early autism concerns. Pediatrics, Apr;145(Suppl 1):S72-S80. PMID: 32238533. DOI:10.1542/peds.2019-1895J *These authors made equal contributions to this work.
  • DesChamps,T.D., Ibanez, L.V., Edmunds, S.R., Dick, C.C., & Stone, W.L. (2020). Parenting stress in caregivers of young children with ASD concerns prior to a formal diagnosis. Autism Research, 13, 82-92. PMID: 31593362. DOI: 10.1002/aur.2213.
  • Ibanez, L.V., Kobak, K., Swanson, A.R., Wallace, L., Warren, Z., & Stone, W.L. (2018). Enhancing interactions during daily routines: A randomized control trial of a web-based tutorial for parents of young children with ASD. Autism Research, 11, 667-678. PMID: 29316336. DOI:10.1002/aur.1919.
  • Ibanez, L.V., Vander Stoep, A., Myers, K., Zhou, C., Dorsey, S., Steinman, K., & Stone, W.L. (2019). Promoting early autism detection and intervention in underserved communities: Study protocol for a pragmatic trial using a stepped-wedge design. BMC Psychiatry, 19:169. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-019-2150-3.