Abby Khou is an occupational therapy student in the graduating class of 2023 of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She also holds a Master’s in English from Cal Poly Pomona which was conferred in 2013. Her interests are in pediatric occupational therapy and sensory integration theory and intervention. Abby is also the mother of a 6-year-old child diagnosed with ASD and is passionate about the inclusion and play participation of ASD children. Having discovered OT as an ASD parent first and foremost, she provides a unique perspective to research that includes both practitioner and family perspectives. Abby is a student worker for USC Chan Global Initiatives and recently attended the Inaugural World Occupational Science Conference in Vancouver, BC as one of the USC Chan delegates. She is currently obtaining her Sensory Processing/Sensory Integration Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California. Abby has also been selected to complete her clinical research track OTD residency with the USC Chan DREAmS Lab (Disparity Reduction and Equity in Autism Services). She lives in Torrance, CA with her small family of three, (Dad, Mom and son Ethan) and three dogs.