Jayne Bellando, Ph.D.

Associate Professor with Tenure
Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Psychology Section


Internship:  Tulane Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. (87-88)
Ph.D.:  Texas Tech University:  Counseling Psychology (1988)
M.A:  University of Alabama-Birmingham (1981)
B.S.:  Louisiana Tech University (1979)

CLINICAL AREAS: Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Co-Director of Community Based Autism Liaison and Treatment Project (CoBALT)
  • Co-Director of Arkansas Evidenced-based Medical, Behavioral, Resources, and Consultation, Educational Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs (AR EMBRACES CSHCN).
  • Management Team of Healthy Child Care Arkansas (HCCAR)
  • Diagnostic team at the James L. Dennis Developmental Center
  • Therapy for co-morbid anxiety for children/teens on the autism spectrum


  • Training faculty for Pediatric Psychology
  • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric residents


  • Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center
  • Autism Treatment Network (2008-2017)


  • Flor, J., Bellando, J. & Lopez, M. & Shui, A.  (2017). Developmental Functioning and Medical Co-morbidity Profile of Children with Complex and Essential Autism.  Autism Research. 10, 1344-1352. doi:10.1002/aur.1779.
  • Wang, A., Foster, C. & Bellando, J. (2016).  Diabetes control and adherence in adolescents.  Pediatric Annals, 45(9), e327-331.
  • Bellando, J., Fussell, J., & Lopez, M. (2015). Autism Speaks Toolkits:  Resources for busy physicians.  Clinical Pediatrics, 55(2), 171-175.
  • Bellando, J. Watson, J., Pulliam, E., Powell, P., Baxter, B., & Bing, N. (2014).  Exploring feeding behavior in autism:  a parent’s guide.  Toolkit published on-line on the Autism Speaks website (www.autismspeaks.org).
  • Kanne, S., Mazurek, M., Sikora, D., Bellando, J., Branum-Martin, L., Handen, B., Katz, T., Freedman, B., Powell, P., Warren, Z. (2014).  The Autism Impact Measure (AIM):  Initial developmental of a new tool for treatment outcome measures.  Journal for Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44 (1), 168-79.
  • Bellando, J. & Pulliam, E. (2009).  Helping the student with Asperger’s Disorder with social and behavioral issues in the school:  Nursing, psychology and educators working in unison.  Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 14 (3) pp 210-214.
  • Bellando, J., & Lopez, M. (2009).  The school nurse’s role in treatment of the student with autism spectrum disorders.   Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 14(3) pp 173-182.