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Debra Sloane

    Debra Sloane

    Debra Sloane received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 1985 and her Master of Science and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1989 respectively. She completed her Clinical Internship training at the University of South Florida’s Counseling Center for Human Development in 1989. She is a Licensed Psychologist, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Sex Therapist. She has worked extensively with college aged young adults with Asperger’s Disorder or Learning Differences in individual and group therapy, as well as provided training locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. She currently works as a Licensed Staff Psychologist with college students at Florida Tech’s Counseling and Psychological Services. In addition to working with individuals with ASD, other professional interests include developing healthy relationship skills, coping with sexuality issues, and wellness. Dr. Sloane conducts individual therapy with students, manages the group therapy programs, performs educational outreach events on campus and in the community, and enjoys supervising clinical psychology doctoral students at CAPS. She holds a position as a member of the Community Advisory Board of Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment and Research. She is a member of the Florida Psychological Association.

    Ways You Can Find True Love on the Spectrum

    Ways You Can Find True Love on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-find-true-love-on-spectrum/

    I’m often asked if it’s hard for people with autism to find love.  The answer…Yes! Finding love is challenging for ALL of us; so, naturally, having hard wired social difficulties exponentially raises the bar for dating dilemmas.  Some of the core Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic deficits contribute to this challenge: rigid thinking and behaviors, […]

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