Associate Director Brian Freedman

Brian Freedman

Associate Director


Brian Freedman leads training initiatives and systems change projects, and designs innovative service models. He and his team create college and career exploration programs for students with disabilities, including autism and intellectual disabilities. Brian is the Co-Director of the Delaware Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program, which provides training to students and professionals. He also collaborates with Delaware state agencies, advocacy organizations and hospital systems to influence early childhood systems and promote inclusive community living. Brian is a faculty member in UD’s School of Education and teaches in the Disability Studies minor.

Before arriving at CDS, Brian was clinical director at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Center for Autism and Related Disorders. He previously conducted comprehensive assessments as well as individual, family and group therapies. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.

Brian’s research and clinical programs have been profiled on local and national media outlets such as USA Today and National Public Radio. He has presented at national and international conferences and has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.

Brian enjoys running and watching baseball, and has a secret (or not-so-secret) love of the Muppets and Star Wars. He lives with his wife and three children in Kennett Square, Pa.