Laura Fontil
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Laura Fontil: Doctoral Student










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Laura Fontil is presently a PhD student in the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University. She obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Child Studies at Concordia University. Her Master’s thesis explored the experiences of immigrant and Canadian families with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) making the transition to elementary school. Her doctoral research will involve a series of three studies: a) the investigation of transition to school policy for children with ASDs and their families in Canada, b) an investigation of child and family characteristics related to caregiver perceptions of the transition to school for children with ASDs, and c) the implementation and evaluation of a transition to school intervention that emphasizes collaborative partnerships between home and school for children with ASDs and their families. Laura is the recipient of a 2013-2016 Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture, Bourse de doctorat en recherche (FQRSC, $20,000/year) and a 2015-2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Bombardier CGS Doctoral Research Fellowship (SSHRC, $35 000/year).