PAMELA WOLFBERG, PhD is associate professor of special education and director of the autism spectrum graduate program (Project Mosaic) at San Francisco State University. She earned her doctorate in 1994 from the University of California, Berkeley, where she received a distinguished award for outstanding doctoral dissertation. Her research and practice are centered on peer relations, play and imagination, and childhood culture as related to the social inclusion of children on the autism spectrum. As originator of the Integrated Play Groups model and founder of the Autism Institute on Peer Relations and Play, she leads efforts to develop inclusive peer play programs worldwide. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts focused on these topics. She serves as principal investigator on major research and training grants and as associate editor for Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice. She has an active agenda as an invited international speaker and is the recipient of several eminent awards for her scholarship, research, and service to the community. For more information, visit www.wolfberg.com or www.autisminstitute.com.