otherstaffmassgeneral-hospital-for-childrenfemaleyesEnglishhead shot of suzanne hiramotoSuzanneHiramotoMA/sites/MGH/children/autism/lurie-center/suzanne-bloomer.pageFamily Support SpecialistAutism spectrum disorders;Child development and developmental delays;Learning disabilities;Other neurodevelopmental disorders;Diagnosis and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disorders;Early intervention;Neurodevelopmental disorders;Family support
Suzanne Hiramoto, MA is a Family Support Clinician at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Her role is to support families whose children are under age 14 and to facilitate their access to services and resources, particularly focusing on providing support, information and referrals, and resources to the families of newly diagnosed patients.
Mrs. Hiramoto joined the Lurie Center in 2010 when she was hired as an Autism Resource Specialist with the Autism Consortium. Prior to her position at the Lurie Center, Mrs. Hiramoto held multiple responsibilities at The New England Center for Children (NECC), a private day and residential school for students with autism spectrum disorders. From her initial position as a teacher, she was promoted to Day School Coordinator and ultimately became the Curriculum Coordinator for the Center.
In addition to her position at NECC, Mrs. Hiramoto also provided in-home respite care for families of children with autism spectrum disorders for many years.
Mrs. Hiramoto received her B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University. She then became a caseworker for Children and Youth Services in Pennsylvania where she provided supportive services to children and their parents, emphasizing safety, permanency and well-being. This led to her decision to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State College