Skip to main content

Clinical Instructor, UNC Department of Psychiatry

Autism Specialist, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center


BS, Business Administration, UNC-Chapel Hill

MS, Occupational Therapy, UNC-Chapel Hill


Occupational Therapist

Summary Statement:

Lauren Worthy is an Autism Specialist at the Chapel Hill TEACCH Autism Center and a Clinical Instructor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry. She is a licensed occupational therapist (OT) and works with individuals with autism across the lifespan and their families. Lauren works primarily with school-aged children and their families, providing both individual and group-based services. She co-leads a group-based intervention targeting social and emotional regulation skills for elementary and middle school students and their families. Outside of her clinical role, Lauren trains professionals within the US and internationally, and provides consultation to local school districts and community partners.