Cao Fang

She was born and raised in Chongqing, a southwest city of China. She received her bachelor’s degree (2013) from Minzu University in Beijing, majoring in Ethnology. For graduate study, she chose Social Work and received her two MSWs from Peking University (2016) and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2017). Upon graduating, she went back to Beijing and worked as a behavioral therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Both of her practice and research interests have been with this population since the beginning of her social work journey.

Research Interest

  • Family affected by children’s developmental disabilities and mental health conditions, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)
  • Mental health service for children and families with special needs
  • Service delivery and program evaluation