Evelyn F. Shaw is an educational planning and development consultant at the FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. Ms. Shaw received her Master's in Education, Special Education from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a technical assistance specialist with the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Ms. Shaw has provided state technical assistance to early intervention and preschool state programs, has topical responsibilities and expertise in the area of autism spectrum disorders, including developing and maintaining the NECTAC ASD web page. Her work at NECTAC has included coordinating two national state team meetings on autism and developing publications describing the agreement among model programs on quality practices for serving young children with ASD and their families. In 2002, she was an invited presenter and participant for the National Institutes of Health sponsored meeting on "Challenges in Evaluating Psychosocial Intervention for Autistic Spectrum Disorders," an invited participant in "Overcoming Methodological Challenges" work group (National Institute of Mental Health) in 2004, and has been a member of the ASD Measurement Workgroup, Family Stress and Coping subgroup, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health since 2003.