Jenness Roth, family disability training coordinator at the UT-Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been appointed to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's Tennessee Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Roth will serve a three-year term alongside the heads of a variety of governmental agencies.
Roth, who has been employed with UTHSC for eight years, was a 2014 recipient of the Chancellor's Exempt Staff Award. She is also the parent of a 31-year-old son with ASD.
The purpose of the council is to establish a long-term plan for a system of care for individuals with ASD and their families.