Matthew D. Lerner

LIFE Virginia

LIFE Fellow from 2010 to 2012, University of Virginia


Dissertation completed in April 2012

Knowledge or Performance: Why Youth with Autism Experience Social Problems

(Advisors: Angeline S. Lillard & James P. Morris)

Recipient of LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2021

Selected Publications

Gates, J. A., Kang, E., & Lerner, M. D. (2017). Efficacy of group social skills interventions for youth with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 52, 164–181.

Mendelson, J. L., Gates, J. A., & Lerner, M. D. (2016). Friendship in school-age boys with autism spectrum disorders: A meta-analytic summary and developmental, process-based model. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 601–622.

Lerner, M. D., White, S. W., & McPartland, J. C. (2012). Mechanisms of change in psychosocial interventions for autism spectrum disorders. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 14, 307–318. Full text

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