• Research Professional

Andrea Castillo works with community organizations to help them better serve people with disabilities and their families, including those in underserved or bilingual communities across Minnesota. As an interventionist for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), she works on the Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) project, a Maternal & Child Health Bureau program supporting research that advances evidence-based interventions. She is also a graduate student in the program Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

“I’m driven to serve the Latinx community by supporting the education and well-being of children and youth,” said Castillo, who was born in Peru and came to the United States at age 13. “I have a deep interest in continually developing the best, most inclusive, practices when working with children with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities.”



TeleOutreach Center

The TeleOutreach Center at the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain brings together researchers, clinical pediatric providers, and developmental specialists to use technology to understand …