Kathleen Atmore, PsyD Developmental Neuropsychologist, Autism Specialist



Kathleen Atmore, PsyD has over 30 years of experience working with children and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She received her undergraduate and graduate education in Minnesota and completed her internship and fellowship training at Boston Children's Hospital  Harvard Medical School. She was on staff and held a faculty appointment there prior to moving to Washington, DC. She joined Children's National Health System, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in 2004, where she worked in the outpatient diagnostic clinic. In 2015 she joined Eileen Walters in the development of the Autism Behavioral Communication inpatient service for patients with autism who need assistance with both understanding and receiving their medical care. She is licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Atmore received the 2014 Patient and Family-Centered Care Award for her work advocating for patients with autism and their families who experience challenges to receiving appropriate resources and support in their communities.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MA, 1998
    University of St. Thomas
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Neuropsychology, 1993
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 1992
    Argosy University
  • Internship Program, Psychology, 1992
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • BA, Developmental Psychology, 1982
    University of Minnesota


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Safe Passage: Palliative Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 

(2016) American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine

Autism Friendly Hospitals: Improving Quality and Access to Care for Children and Families

(2014) Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 

Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Pediatric Medical Setting

(2014) Southern Maryland Pediatric Society

Nursing Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

(2014) Perioperative Services Continuing Education, Children's National Health System

Ambulatory Safe Passage: Autism Care Planning

(2013) Nursing Education, Children’s National Health System

Autism Awareness: Help for the Healthcare Provider

(2012) Nursing Grand Rounds, Children’s National Health System

Real World Executive Control Impairments in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

(2012) Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia

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