Meet Samantha Sallade, PhD
Dr. Samantha Sallade is the Director of Clinical Outreach for As You Are. As a certified school psychologist, she has a passion for working with individuals with neurodevelopmental differences and has significant experience implementing clinical interventions with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. In her role of Director of Clinical Outreach, she is the point of contact for clinics, hospitals, nonprofits, and institutions to increase access to services.
Prior to joining the team at As You Are, Dr. Sallade worked within the state of Pennsylvania for two years. During this time as a certified school psychologist, she completed detailed school-based evaluations for school aged children, including conducting education-based assessments for autism. Prior to her work in Pennsylvania, Samantha resided in Upstate New York where she served as a Patient Care Specialist at a Pediatric Outpatient Clinic, a Behavioral Consultant at a special education preschool and residential diagnostic program, and as a Behavior Specialist at a respite program.
Dr. Sallade received her B.A. in Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, her Masters in Psychology from Syracuse University, and her Doctor of Philosophy from Syracuse University.
What is your connection to our mission?
I was attracted to As You Are by their ability to think outside the box and provide a service that increases accessibility to autism diagnostic evaluations for children and their families!
Why do you love helping children?
Children are constantly growing! It is an incredible gift to witness the development of a child when they are given the support and resources they need to grow.
What are your hobbies?
I love to spend time exploring new restaurants with friends and family, going to the movies, and playing recreational sports like kickball, basketball, and even broomball!
What (or who) inspires you?
My friends and family! I have been blessed with a kind, caring, and intelligent support group that are constantly inspiring me.
Tell us about your family. Any children? What about pets?
I live in Philadelphia, PA with my loving husband and 2 year old pup named Goose!