Meet the founder, Dr. Jennifer Huffman

Jennifer I. Huffman, PhD, ABPdN, CAS

Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Certified Autism Specialist

 (309) 661-8046

Dr. Jennifer Imig Huffman is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist who specializes in Developmental Neuropsychology. She was recently awarded a specialty designation as a Certified Autism Specialist.

 

Dr. Huffman graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She attended graduate school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in the Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology specialty program where she obtained her PhD.

 

Dr. Huffman is formally trained in neuropsychoogy across the lifespan. She completed a Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare’s Evaluation Center for Learning. She completed a second Adult and Geriatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at Zablocki’s VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Huffman was hired directly from her VA fellowship as staff Neuropsychologist for the Milwaukee VAMC.

 

Dr. Huffman has been comprehensively  trained in the evaluation, support, and intervention of neurodevelopmental conditions, including Autism; Asperger's; Learning Disabilities; Tourette's and Tic Disorders; ADHD; Anxiety, Depression, and OCD; Concussion and TBI; Sensory Processing; and Giftedness.

 

During her training and career, Dr. Huffman has worked extensively in the intervention and evaluation of children with Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental conditions.   She specializes in evaluations and consultation for children, adolescents, and adults with Autism, as well as related neurodevelopmental conditions and comorbid conditions.

 

Dr. Huffman believes strongly in the importance of integration of home and school supports to help individuals overcome their obstacles and enhance their strengths. She has over 25 years of experience in helping families and schools understand the psychoeducatonal needs of the child, adolescents, and young adults. She is 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.  She is also sought out as a consultation and independent evaluator for Independent Educational Evaluations of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological related conditions impacting education. She also frequently consults with homeschooling parents to help them overcome their child's obstaces and enhance their strengths through individualized educational plans in the home setting.   

 

During her training and career, Dr. Huffman has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, including Research Design; Undergraduate and Graduate Statistics; Pediatric Neuropsychology; Health Psychology; and Introduction to Psychology.

 

Dr. Huffman founded the Neuropsychology Center for Attention, Behavior & Learning, nicknamed The ABLE Center, in 2011. She and her husband, who are originally from Champaign, have three children, two dogs, and two cats.