Katie is a doctoral student in Human Development in the department of Educational Psychology. Her master's project focused on strategies for successful inclusion of individuals with an ASD in the classroom, the research included the benefits of visual supports in creating and encouraging independence. Currently, she is working as a consultant for autism for the Center of Excellence for Autism Spectrum Disorders delegated by the Ministry and housed within the Lester B. Pearson School Board. Katie has worked in both specialized school settings and the public sector for over 7 years.


Burack, J. A., Cohene, K., Bain, F., Flores, H., & Shulman, C. (2008, November). Theoretical developmental models for individuals with Down syndrome. Invited paper to the VII International Symposium on Early Intervention in Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.