Kathleen Atmore, PsyD Developmental Neuropsychologist, Autism Specialist

Bio

Biography

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.


News

News

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

View publications on PubMed

Invest in future cures for some of life's most devastating diseases

See other ways to give

Share your birthday with a child. Celebrate your life, and give a chance to someone who desperately wants to have as many as you.

Share your birthday with a child. Celebrate your life, and give a chance to someone who desperately wants to have as many as you.Make it happen

Autism Behavioral Communications (ABC) support team

The Autism Behavioral Communications (ABC) support team. It is staffed by Eileen Walters, ABC program manager; Kathleen Atmore, an autism specialist and developmental neuropsychologist; and Chayna Humphrey, program assistant.

Realizing the positive outcomes from the Autism Awareness Team’s efforts, Walters’ envisioned Children’s National as an autism-friendly hospital where a team approach could help put patients with unique needs at ease by giving their care teams the tools they need to create a therapeutic healthcare environment.

Read More of Autism Behavioral Communications (ABC) support team