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Gov. Perry Reappoints Rollins and Sokolosky to Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Monday, June 04, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Pam Rollins of Dallas and Stephanie Sokolosky of Harlingen to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2014. The council makes recommendations to the Legislature and state agencies to ensure the needs of people with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders and their families are addressed, and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs.

Rollins is a licensed speech pathologist and an associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She is a member of the American and Texas Speech Language associations, International Society on Infant Studies, and International Congress in Child Language. Rollins received a bachelor's degree from Boston University, a master's degree in communication disorders from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a Doctorate of Education in communication disorders from Harvard University.

Sokolosky is a behavioral specialist and founder of S&S Behavioral Consultants. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Texas Association of Psychological Associates. She is a past member of the Texas Council for Exceptional Children, Helen Farabee Center for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Planning Network Advisory Committee, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, American Association for University Women, and City of Wichita Falls Mayor's Commission on Employment of the Disabled and Area Agency on Aging Committee. Sokolosky received a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston, a master's degree in art therapy and creativity development from the Pratt Institute, and a Doctorate of Special Education from Texas Tech University.

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