Nina Wall, MSS, LSW, is the Director of the Bureau of Autism Services in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Prior to this position, she served as co-chair of the Autism Task Force commissioned by Secretary Estelle Richman in 2003 and was a founding member and first President of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition for Autism Services (PACAS), a statewide board of regional autism advocates. She has served as a board member for Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy and served for seven years as the Information and Referral Director for the Autism Society of Greater Philadelphia.
Ms. Wall is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She has worked as a family, child, and adolescent therapist with a specific focus on clinical work with families of individuals with autism and other behavioral and mental health challenges. She has devoted significant time to training professionals to work with individuals living with autism and has been on the faculty of Saint Joseph’s University since 2010.