Kelly Mahler MS, OTR/L, earned a MS in Occupational Therapy, as well as a Post-Professional Pediatric Certificate from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She is an occupational therapist and autism consultant who supports school-aged individuals and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. She is the founder of Mahler Autism Services. Mahler also has 16 years of experience providing multidisciplinary social skill groups within the community. She is a professor of Occupational Therapy at Elizabethtown College. Mahler is currently active in several research projects. She has presented hundreds of seminars and workshops at the international and national levels. Mahler has authored many books and instructional materials, including: Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System, The Comprehensive Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness, Sensory Issues and High Functioning Autism (with Myles and Robbins) —winner of National Parenting Publications Bronze Medal.
Interoception, The Eigth Sense: Practical Solutions for Promoting Self-Regulation, Positive Behavior, Language Development and Social Participation