Tamar is a PhD student examining family accommodation of RRBs in young autistic children. Tamar completed her MA in special education with a focus on autism at Bar Ilan University, and her special education teaching certificate at Haifa University. Tamar has worked with autistic children and their families in schools, research projects, interventions, and diagnostic capacities. Tamar is originally from Boston, MA, and wouldn't mind a little foliage and snow in Tel Aviv sometimes.
Tamar Matz Vaisman
Shir is a PhD student examining the role of RRBs and family accommodation in the development of young autistic children. Prior to her doctorate, Shir graduated from the MA program in educational and clinical child psychology at the Hebrew University, having received her BA from Ben Gurion University in the Negev in education, with a specialty in educational psychology, and politics & government. Shir has experience working with children with intellectual disabilities, autism, and at-risk youth. While born in Israel, Shir spent most of her childhood in the US before returning with her family and enlisting in the IDF. She enjoys long walks with her dog Johnny, traveling the world, and re-watching sitcoms.