Our Team

Lillian Thompson Brown, MS, CCC-SLP
PhD Student


Lillian is a licensed speech-language pathologist and PhD student in the Early Intervention Research Group. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) from the University of Central Florida and she received her Master’s degree in CSD at Howard University. Lillian then worked as an SLP in various settings including: hospitals, long-term care facilities, and school systems. As the younger sibling to someone on the autism spectrum, Lillian has spent many years volunteering and serving on leadership boards with autism advocacy groups across the US. She has also helped create ASD sibling support programs in Florida and Maryland. As a PhD student, Lillian is interested in studying the language development and social communication skills of African-American children on the autism spectrum. It is her hope to increase culturally-diverse research, diagnostic tools, and intervention strategies. In her free time, Lillian enjoys traveling, volunteering, and staying active.


Favorite children’s book: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Favorite childhood toy: Easy-Bake Oven
Favorite childhood snack: Dunkaroos

Pronouns – she/her