As a graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Nikko Da Paz has worked as an education professional for children with autism both in the classroom and in the home. In addition to a Ph.D. in Health Psychology, Dr. Da Paz also holds a Master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis. As a Health Psychologist whose research focuses on the science of stress, Dr. Da Paz recognizes that caring for a child with autism may not only cause chronic stress, but also psychological and physical strain.
On a personal level, Dr. Da Paz has two sons who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. From the perspective of a parent who has advocated for a multitude of services for her children, Dr. Da Paz deeply understands the challenges that caregivers face on a daily basis. She hopes to share her knowledge and experiences with parents to help make their paths just a little bit easier.