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Donna M. Noyes-Grosser


Dr. Noyes-Grosser received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and her master's and doctoral degrees in developmental psychology from Stony Brook University.  She began her career in government as a Revson Fellow at the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society, and subsequently joined the NYS Council on Children and Families as a research associate, where her work focused on prevention of child maltreatment and development of parent education and support programs.  Dr. Noyes-Grosser has served in a leadership capacity in NYS Department of Health's Part C Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families since 1989, where she has been involved in planning, policy development, and implementation of this statewide service delivery system.  She currently serves as Associate Director for Clinical Policy for the Bureau of Early Intervention, New York State Department of Health.

Research or other Professional Activities

Dr. Noyes-Grosser initiated and managed a multi-year initiative to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for assessment and intervention with young children with disabilities, including the first such guideline on young children with autism/pervasive developmental disorders. She was Principal Investigator for the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention's General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG), Enhancing Part C Outcome Indicators and Methods to Collect and Analyze Part C Outcomes.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, the goal of this project was to identify early intervention outcome indicators and methods to collect and analyze child and family outcomes resulting from early intervention services. The project yielded a new scale to measure child outcomes, and enhanced an existing national scale to measure family outcomes resulting from early intervention. An annual family survey is now conducted to measure State and local outcomes resulting from early intervention services using these scales.  Dr. Noyes-Grosser is the Principal Investigator for a State Implementation Grant to improve services for children and youth with ASD and their families, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal Child Health Bureau (HRSA). A primary focus of this grant is to ensure early identification and treatment of ASDs through improved adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for universal screening for autism.  She is also the Principal Investigator on an R-40 MCH research grant, funded by HRSA, which will model a state systems approach to evaluating the impact of early intervention services on young children with ASD and their families.  She is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development; International Society for Early Intervention; and, Council for Exceptional Children.

Representative Publications

Noyes-Grosser, D. (2007). Children with Disabilities and Public Health:  A Model Syllabus for Health Professionals. Infants and Young Children:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of Special Care Practice.  20(3). MD:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Noyes-Grosser, D., Holland, J., Lyons,D., Holland, C., Romancyzk, R. & Gillis, J. ( 2005).  Rationale and Methodology for Developing Guidelines for Early Intervention Services for Young Children with Disabilities.  Infants and Young Children:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of Special Care Practice, 18(3).  MD:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Romancyzk, R, Gillis, J., Noyes-Grosser, D., Holland, J., Holland, C., & Lyons, D.  (2005). Clinical Clues, Developmental Milestones, and Early Identification/Assessment of Children with Disabilities:  Practical Applications and Conceptual Considerations Infants and Young Children:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of Special Care Practice, 20(3).  MD:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.