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Rianne Hastie Adams M.S.W.

Rianne is a Clinical Research Coordinator with the Autism Research Centre, working with Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou. Rianne acts as the coordinator investigating the use of intranasal oxytocin in the treatment social functioning and anxiety in adults with ASD.

Rianne completed her Honour’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Queen’s University, specializing in cognitive and emotional development during infancy, after which she spent several years in clinical research focusing on Developmental Disabilities and neurogenetics. Rianne was first introduced to ASD while working with a number of children who had genetic disorders and were also diagnosed on the spectrum. Her work with these children and their families was the impetus for her to pursue graduate studies, and she completed her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Toronto specializing in pediatric health and disabilities. Rianne had her first internship placement here at Holland Bloorview, and is thrilled to work with an organization with such a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children with disabilities.