Patricia S. Lemer

Author, Lecturer, counselor, educator

Patricia S. Lemer is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 40 years. She was co-founder and Executive Director of Developmental Delay Resources (DDR), and international, non-profit organization for 20 years. DDR merged with Epidemic Answers in 2013. Patricia served as Board Chair for 3 years, and has retired from the Board. After combining the two organizations, over 400 articles from 15 years of DDR newsletters were updated and appear on the Epidemic Answers website. Her book Outsmarting Autism is part of the curriculum for the Epidemic Answers Health Coach Training Program, in which she delivers 3 modules. She holds a Masters of Education in counseling and learning disabilities from Boston College and a Masters in Business from John Hopkins University.


Ms. Lemer lectures internationally on developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorders.  From 2012-2014, she served as Chief Consultant in the establishment of a center for young adults with disabilities in Kuwait.


She is the author of EnVISIONing a Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Outsmarting Autism, and Outsmarting Autism, Updated and Expanded: Build Healthy Foundations for Communication, Socialization, and Behavior at All Ages: to be published March 19, 2019. Ms. Lemer lives in Pittsburgh, PA and is the mother of an adult daughter and the grandmother of Penelope, born in August, 2006.