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Research Conversation

October 12 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

We love research. And conversation. Now they’re combined.

We’re not the first folks to engage in dialogue about our research endeavors. We just perfected it!

A handful of times each semester, we give some time to a faculty to share their research with the rest of us. These one-hour (max!) sessions are always very compelling.

October 12, 2022 — 12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT

Lauren Bruno and Holly Whittenburg

Supporting the Successful Transition of Students with Disabilities from School to Adult Life Through Policy & Practice

Drs. Lauren Bruno and Holly Whittenburg will present their research on two individual projects related to the transition from school to adult life for students with disabilities. They will then discuss how their two lines of research converge and the work they do together. There will be time for discussion.

Dr. Bruno’s research focuses on improving transition outcomes for youth with disabilities. More specifically, she focuses on (1) improving the preparation of pre-service and in-service educators’ ability to implement evidence-based practices related to transition; (2) using the Universal Design for Learning framework (including assistive technology) to improve post-school outcomes of youth with disabilities; and (3) post-secondary educational opportunities for youth with intellectual and development disabilities. Lauren also focuses on the shortage and high attrition rates of special educators.

Dr. Whittenburg’s research focuses on improving employment outcomes for transition-aged students on the autism spectrum and students with intellectual disability. Her recent research examines interventions to teach employment-related skills, approaches to creating opportunities for inclusive work experiences, and how special education and vocational rehabilitation law and policies affect the transition experiences of students with disabilities.

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 995 1714 1295
Passcode: 148604

Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
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Website:
https://education.wsu.edu/events/researchconversations/

Organizer

Laura Girardeau
Phone:
509-335-6232
Email:
lgirardeau@wsu.edu

Venue

Zoom