Dr. Amy Szarkowski is a psychologist who specializes in working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Dr. Szarkowski serves as the Clinical Director for the Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf (CCCBSD).  At Gallaudet University, she teaches in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and their Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate program, commonly referred to as ITF. Through this work, she is involved in training Early Intervention providers to work with families who have deaf children. Dr. Szarkowski is one of the Core Faculty for LEND (Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities), through the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston Children’s Hospital. As LEND faculty, she has the opportunity to engage with, teach, and foster advocacy related to caring for and supporting individuals with disabilities among emerging health care professionals. At Boston Children’s, she is also Staff Psychologist in the Department of Developmental Medicine. Finally, Dr. Szarkowski holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.