Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD
Ruby Moye Salazar is a child and family consultant and developmental therapist as well as an internationally recognized expert in early childhood development and autism.
Mrs. Salazar founded Pennsylvania Lifespan Services in 1980, a family-focused trans-displinary developmental practice providing psycho-social-developmental services for children and families.
She has worked in the office of three PA governors in child-care policy, was appointed to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Council for Children and the PA Department of Welfare Workgroup to establish Autism Assessment Policy and clinically directed both the ASD Comprehensive Assessment Project and the PA Department of Early Intervention Reflective Supervision Project. Proudly, Mrs. Salazar chaired then-candidate Barack Obama’s first Autism Workgroup who drafted the bill which became ASD Federal Law.
Mrs. Salazar has received many professional awards, among them the inaugural Sally Provence Award for excellence in infant and family practice from Zero to Three, Girl Scouts of America Professional of the Year award and National Guidance Counselors Association Professional Excellence award, all received in her hometown of Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Salazar is currently adjunct professor at Commonwealth Medical School and founding member and senior faculty at Profectum Academy, providing individual and group reflective supervision and consultation in leadership and organizational development to mental health non-profits and private practice organizations.
At home, she delights in her family, including her husband of 46 years, four children and four grandchildren. Ruby enjoys reading biographies and just about anything on the USA’s Founding Fathers.
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