Changes to CATS

March 7, 2016
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Merith Weisman
Merith Weisman

After 29 years, Dr. Lorna Catford is retiring from Sonoma State University. We deeply appreciate all of her dedication to the Collaborative Autism Training and Support (CATS) Program and wish her a long and fruitful retirement.

She has developed a powerful program that contributes deeply to the community and student learning. As is a result of her hard work, CATS is an integral part of what we do here at SSU. We are looking forward to continuing the program, alongside a few changes in keeping with University resources and policies:

[Related: Community & University Partnership: Collaborative Autism Training and Support Programs with Dr. Lorna Catford]

If you have questions about the future of the CATS program at SSU, please contact Dr. Hobson. If you have questions about CPI's role, please contact Grace Harris. If you are a community organization looking to recruit interns, please see this blog post

[Related: Congrats to CATS!]

Thanks so much to Lorna for all your dedication and hard work over the years! I also appreciate Dean John Wingard's staunch support for CATS. Special thanks to our incredible community partner, CPI, for your flexibility and creativity moving forward! Welcome, Jessica! The CATS program has enjoyed strong investment and support from the community and we look forward to continuing those relationships and partnerships.