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An interdisciplinary approach to Autism and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Focused on college-age and adults (Part 2 of 2)

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Feb 23, 2021 11:37 AM

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Emily Raclaw
Director, On Your Marq, Office of Disability Services @MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
Emily Raclaw, MS, LPC is the director of On Your Marq. She is a lifelong Milwaukee resident and brings over 10 years of disability in education expertise to the program. She has presented at several conferences and trained other college success programs on the topics of disability as diversity, neurodiversity, and programming. Prior to coming to Marquette, Emily has taught high school special education, worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, and coordinated a college success program for students with disabilities. She is an expert in program creation and development, as well as a disability advocate and professional. She is also a licensed professional counselor and utilizes those skills to ensure On Your Marq considers the whole student. Outside of work she spends time with her son and husband. She is a Disneyphile and loves to travel.
Dr. Norah Johnson
Associate Professor, College of Nursing @MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Norah Johnson is clinical professor in the College of Nursing at Marquette University. The aim of Dr. Johnson's research is the development of knowledge and interventions to decrease child challenging behaviors and improve the health of persons with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and their caregivers. She works with an interdisciplinary team as part of the Marquette Autism Initiative. She studies family care-giving stress, family functioning and quality of life as well as exercise as medicine including swimming programs for children with autism and their caregivers. Her community engaged program of research uses mixed methodology. She developed a copyrighted iPhone autism Health Care Manager app. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Pediatric Nursing Research Consortium involved in translational research, implementation evaluation, and developing and evaluating staff development curriculums for pediatric hospitals.
Rachel Stanley
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student @MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
Rachel Stanley is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at Marquette University. She received her undergraduate degree from Ripon College with a double major in psychology and disability justice. Her research focuses on the experiences of autistic adults and their perspectives on support needs. Rachel's research on autistic adults' college experiences has been used to develop the On Your Marq program, which she also works with as a student coach. She is currently researching autistic social and mental health experiences during COVID-19 and autistic perspectives on treatment needs. She enjoys reading, creative writing, drawing, and knitting.