Heidi Stieglitz Ham is a cognitive psychologist and a speech-language pathologist. After spending 11 years in clinical settings, she undertook a major career change and moved into academia, earning her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 investigating developmental dyspraxia and cognitive processing in individuals with autism. Heidi has worked with individuals with autism and their families in the United States, United Kingdom, Nigeria and Australia.
She is passionate about helping individuals to transition from adolescence to adulthood and helping them succeed in life, especially post secondary school when support services are often limited. Motivated to see positive change in this area, she is pioneering an innovative approach to improving functional outcomes of adults on the autism spectrum.
She is the owner of Autism and Language Intervention - WA, in Perth, a university associate at Curtin University, a member of the Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG) and conducts research within the Autism Cooperative Research Centre. She holds an academic title of Lecturer at University of Queensland.