Mary Riggs Cohen
With 36 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, Mary Riggs Cohen, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in New York and Pennsylvania. She received her clinical psychology doctoral training at the Catholic University of America and her postdoctoral family therapy training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. Dr. Cohen specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, a field in which she has been working for 20 years.
Dr. Cohen has made significant contributions to the autism community as the Clinical Director of the Social Learning Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania Psychiatry Department, where she created the Social Skills Seminar for young adults on the autism spectrum. The program has been taught at various locations in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and New York City. Dr. Cohen is also an author, having written the book Social Literacy: A Social Skills Seminar for Young Adults with ASDs, NLDs, and Social Anxiety.
Additionally, Dr. Cohen served as the Director of the Center for Teaching and Research in Autism at Pace University for three years and is an Associate Professor of Psychology. She is a frequent presenter at autism conferences and provides professional continuing education workshops on various topics related to autism diagnosis and treatment. Currently, she is the Director at Autism Spectrum Diagnostics & Consulting in Doylestown, PA.
Dr. Cohen is also a consultant for attorneys on matters relating to autism spectrum disorders and internet crime. Since 2009, she has been providing expert testimony and forensic evaluations for incarcerated individuals with ASD.