Deirdre Phillips, Author at MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Articles by Deirdre Phillips

Deedee Phillips is the former managing director for the MGH Clay Center. Her commitment to mental health education for youth began in her prior role as Executive Director of The Autism Consortium, a unique clinical and research collaboration based at Harvard Medical School. The Consortium brought together many of Boston’s premier research and healthcare institutions to catalyze progress in understanding autism, improve diagnosis and clinical care, facilitate funding/investment in Boston autism research, build community and deliver needed resources to families. The Consortium contributed to establishing Boston as a nationally respected center for autism research and care. Deedee previously served as a senior executive at several financial institutions including Bank Boston, FleetBoston and Putnam Investments where she managed relationships with public officials, communicated policy positions, and represented these companies in Washington. She has also served in leadership/board positions at numerous national, regional and state business councils and local nonprofit organizations including WGBH and Horizons for Homeless Children. She also served as a member of the MA Autism Commission, appointed by Governor Charlie Baker.

9 Ways to Manage Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID-19

September 9, 2020

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9 Ways to Manage Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID-19

This article was written for and originally published on Mass General Giving. Read the original article here. *** Starting a new school year is always stressful for both kids and parents but never more so than this year, when everything will feel different. It’s not just a new school, classroom or teacher — though it could be all […]

A Parent’s Journey Through Autism: “I have to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time…”

May 14, 2017

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A Parent’s Journey Through Autism: “I have to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time…”

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness. Note: The following person’s account of his/her personal experience has been published with his/her consent to support the mission of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and let others in similar situations not feel so alone. […]