Jill Hinton, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and mental illness. Her past experience with The Arc of NC, Autism Society of NC, EastersealsUCP, and the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities includes direct clinical work, organizational leadership, clinical consultation, and policy work. She has co-chaired the AUCD MHIDD SIG which seeks to enhance understanding of mental health in IDD and promote best practice. She also serves on the IDD Sub-Committee for American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
At the national level, Dr Hinton’s work with The National Center for START Services has involved training, consultation, promotion of quality clinical supports, and researching emerging and best practices. Her professional interests include trauma informed care and trauma treatment, modification of MH therapies for people with IDD, suicidality in IDD. She received EMDR certification through EMDR Institute. She has extensive background in autism spectrum disorder and is also interested in loss and grief in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As part of her volunteer work, she facilitates a LGBTQ+ Support Group and supports a non-profit that works with youth transitioning out of foster care.