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Karen Weigle

Associate Director National Center for START Services
Office: Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge Drive Rm 101, Durham, NH 03824

Professional Background

Dr. Karen Weigle is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with people with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities and their families. She is the Associate Director and Director of Program Development at the National Center for START Services. She has extensive experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team and in several medical specialty clinics and wards, and has provided assessment and intervention services in a variety of contexts including in-home, school-based, clinic-based, agency-based, hospital-based, and community crisis response. She has previously directed or co-directed programs that provide services spanning East Tennessee and oversight of a large number of service providers. Dr. Weigle has experience in training family practice and medical specialty residents, special educators, community-based services providers, families, Early Intervention Specialists, and laypersons. Her teaching experience varies from undergraduate psychology courses to special education graduate-level seminars. Dr. Weigle is also a co-founder of the Chattanooga Autism Center in Chattanooga, TN.


Ph.D., Child Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University
MA, Child Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University
BA, Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia