Meet Our Team

Jennifer I. Huffman, PhD, ABPdN

Neurodiversity-Affirming Neurodivergent Neuropsychologist

 (309) 661-8046

Welcome to my neurodiversity-affirming practice. I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psypact Certified Provider, Florida Telehealth Provider, and Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist

I am neurodivergent myself and offer evaluations and consultations with lived experience of learning and social differences.  

I specialize in assessment and support for neurodivergent minds across the lifespan.

 

 

During my training and career, I have worked extensively with autistic and neurodivergent individuals, of all ages, and

their families.

 

I believe strongly in the importance of integration of home, school, and work supports to help individuals overcome their obstacles and enhance their strengths. I am frequently asked to particpate in IEP and Section 504 meetings to help schools understand how neurocognitive and psychosocial functioning can impact educational progress and well-being. I am a consultant and independent evaluator for Independent Educational Evaluations of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological related concerns impacting education.

 

When formal schooling does not work for a child, I am also versed in private schools, homeschooling and unschooling supports.  I frequently consult with homeschooling/unschooling parents to help them work with their child to overcome their child's obstacles and enhance their strengths through self-directed learning approaches to homeschooling.

 

Across all settings, I focus on neurodiversity-affirming, client-led approaches that supports a person's natural growth and development afross the lifespan. 

 

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Educational/Licensure Background:

 

1996       Graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2000       MS from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology

2004       PhD from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology 

2005       Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern Hospital's, Evaluation Center for Learning

2006       Adult and Geriatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Zablocki’s VA Medical Center

2008       Credentialed as a National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

2009       Licensed in Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist

2016       Board Certified in Pediatric Neuropsychology by the Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology

2020       Certified as an Autism Specialist

2021       Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Department of Psychology, Urbana-Champaign 

2021       Registered as a Telehealth Psychologist for the state of Florida

2022       Authorized to practice telepsychology by PSYPACT, an interstate compact that allows psychologists licensed in                                 PSYPACT to practice telepsychology 

 

 

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