Dr. Giselle Salinas is a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in the PEERS Clinic. Dr. Salinas currently assists with the PEERS for Young Adults and Educational Groups. She earned her Ph.D. in Special Education at UC Riverside, focusing on the transition experiences of young adults with developmental disabilities and their parents. As a graduate student, she supported Spanish-speaking families at a free autism screening clinic, offering guidance in special education advocacy and autism assessments. Dr. Salinas also engaged in community-building initiatives with neurodevelopmental organizations in the Inland Empire, collaborating with the Autism Society of the Inland Empire to share their COVID-19 findings. Her future research aims to explore the transition to adulthood for neurodiverse young adults while emphasizing cultural diversity and fostering community partnerships.