Amanda N. Zangrillo, Psy.D, BCBA-D

Amanda N. Zangrillo, PsyD, BCBA-DCenter for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: 402-559-8866

Professional Summary:

Amanda Zangrillo, Psy.D., BCBA-D is an Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD). She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Life from University of Kansas in 2003. From 2003 to 2007, she worked as a Research Assistant and Coordinator of Clinical Operations at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, Georgia. There, she gained valuable experience in the application of Behavior Analytic principles in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behaviors and the application of early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. During this time, she also earned a Master’s of Science degree from Georgia State University in Educational Psychology. She later earned a Doctorate of Psychology in School Psychology from University of Southern Maine. Currently, Dr. Zangrillo works as the Director of the Autism Diagnostic Clinic where she oversees the multi-disciplinary evaluation clinic and work with newly diagnosed families to access resources in the Community Autism Resources and Education Program (CARE).

In addition, she serves as a case manager in the Severe Behavior Program providing assessment and treatment to children with severe problem behaviors. The aim of services is to provide evidence-based behavioral assessment, intervention, and training to individuals and their caregivers, focusing on decreasing problematic and maladaptive behaviors and teaching functional, alternative behaviors using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Dr. Zangrillo also serves as the director of training for internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Psy.D., University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, 2012
M.S., Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2008
B.S., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2003

Courses Taught:

HPSY 920: Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders
HPSY 914: Behavior Psychology in Autism and Related
Clinical and Research Practica in Severe Behavior Program and Autism Diagnostic Clinic for Undergraduate-, Masters-, and Doctoral- level Students

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