Ruby Moye Salazar, L.C.S.W., B.C.D.
Ruby Salazar is a child and family psychotherapist who has worked with children and families for over forty five years and, in 1982, founded Pennsylvania Lifespan Services, a family-focused transdisplinary developmental practice providing psycho-social-developmental services for children and families.
Having practiced, consulted, published, lectured, and trained with a focus on developmental and family care, and taught at several graduate schools, Mrs. Salazar co-founded the first national medical Touchpoints , worked in the office of three PA governors as a child-care consultant, was appointed to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Council for Children and the PA Department of Welfare Workgroup to establish Autism Assessment Policy and clinically directed both the ASD Comprehensive Assessment Project and the PA Department of Early Intervention Reflective Supervision Project. Proudly, Mrs. Salazar chaired candidate Obama’s first Autism Workgroup who drafted the bill which became ASD Federal Law.
Mrs. Salazar has received many professional awards, among them the first Sally Provence Award for excellence in infant and family practice from Zero to Three, Girl Scouts of America Professional of the Year award and National Guidance Counselors Association Professional Excellence award, all Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Salazar is currently adjunct professor of infant and early intervention and developmental disabilities at Fielding University, provides clinical and leadership consultation to many organizations as well as individual and group reflective supervision. She enjoys teaching, mentoring and organizational support and her family, including four grandchildren.