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Autism and the World According to Matt

About the author - Liz Becker



I have 2 children and Tom has 2 children both now in their 30s. Matt is my youngest. 




Teacher - I teach biology, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology for Wytheville Community College and for Radford University.


Clinical Scientist - I worked in the lab for over 16 years before going back to school.


Research Scientist- spiders . . . yep, spiders. I researched how male funnel-web spiders subdued the female prior to mating and found it to be a pheromone. You can check out my research by clicking here.


I worked toward my doctorate at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in the department of Neurobiology and Anatomy but found I just couldn't juggle the demands of 2 teenagers (one autistic) at home. Besides, my schedule really needed to be on par with Matt's.... so I backed up, and got my Master's (in Education) instead. I always thought I would go back and finish but something peculiar happened - I found I actually love teaching! No regrets....


Author - Autism and the World According to Matt

2-part series on Autism Daily Newscast

The four-part series has begun on Autism Daily Newscast- and can I just say....... how AWESOME is this? I am having the time of my life with this book: the reviews, the invitations. I am overwhelmed and honored by all of it!!! 

From the local Newspaper:                                                  "Mom's autism blog reaches around the world"

Source: via Liz on Pinterest

Here's the link to the story in the local newspaper, Southwest Virginia Enterprise

Radford University Interview

This is my Alma mater - and so proud to have been asked to be interviewed for the RU Today online magazine, and featured in today’s edition of From the Dean’s Desk - the news and events section for the College of Science and Technology.

My 15 minutes of fame as a scientist ....

Here's my research on spiders - in case you are interested in that kind of thing....


Male induction of female quiescence/catalepsis during courtship in the spider, Agelenopsis aperta


(Male induction of female quiescence/catalepsis during courtship in the spider, Agelenopsis aperta

by E Becker, S Riechert, F Singer. Behaviour (2005. Volume: 142, Issue: 1, Pages: 57-70 ISSN: 00057959).

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