Dr. Alexander Gantman is a faculty member and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at UCLAâ€™s Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as a faculty Autism Instructor at the UCLA Tarjan Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Gantman is also an Assisstant Director of the UCLA PEERS program: an evidence-based, caregiver-assisted, social skills group intervention. He attended UCLA and recieved his bachelorâ€™s degree in Psychology with Highest Honors, and later a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from PGSP-Stanford University Consortium. He finished his clinical psychology internship at UCLA and a two-year post-doctoral NIH fellowship at UCLA. He is currently working on the adaptation and development of PEERS Social Skills Treatment Program to address unique needs of young adults and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. His clinical and research interests include social skills and psychosocial functioning of adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities.