Marc Ellison Profile

Executive Director


Marc Ellison, Ed.D. is the executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center, located at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Dr. Ellison is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked for more than 30 years to provide person-centered support, services, and advocacy to individuals who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, and those who support them. He has supported individuals with ASD throughout their lifespan; as they moved to the community from state-supported institutions, searched for and obtained employment, entered into relationships, and transitioned into college. Dr. Ellison has authored or co-authored several publications on the topic of transition into higher education for students diagnosed with ASD, including co-authoring the chapter “The Transition from High School to Higher Education: Inclusive Services and Supports,” in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment (4th edition). Dr. Ellison is an Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor in West Virginia, a Board Member of the Autism Society of West Virginia, and a member of the Autism Society of America‚Äôs Panel of Professional Advisors.