Erica Rouch

Erica Fornaris Rouch

  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Director of Autism Services
  • Clinical Psychologist

Office Location

Bavaro Hall Rm B020
PO Box 400270
417 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Erica Rouch began her professional career as a school psychologist in Virginia and North Carolina public schools, providing assessment and intervention services for students and families. As a doctoral student, she was involved for several years with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also completed a clinical psychology internship at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta and a postdoctoral fellowship with UVA’s Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) Initiative. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Rouch has extensive experience with interdisciplinary autism assessment, parent training, and interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her research interests center on improving access to autism services for underserved populations, including collaborative efforts to provide school-based services and the use of telehealth to reach rural families. She is also interested in gender differences in ASD and improving assessment and intervention services for females with autism. 


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
B.A., University of Virginia, 2007

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