State of the States
in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Project
Amie’s primary role is to assist with the collection and analysis of state-level public spending data for the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Project. Additionally, she contributes to project publications, presents data, provides technical assistance, manages the project’s social media platforms, and participates in relevant collaborations.
PhD, Disability Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
MS, Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
BA, Psychology, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.
Amie has worked with and for individuals who have I/DD and their families since 1995 when she began her career as a Direct Support Professional in central Illinois after graduating from college. Since then, Amie has served in various roles in Illinois, Missouri, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area ranging from Individual Service Coordinator to Director of Research and Evaluation at The Arc of the United States. Amie is currently serving as Research and Development Coordinator at the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at the University of Colorado where her work focuses on the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Project. Amie served as the 2011 Disability Policy Fellow at the Association of University Centers for Excellence and received her PhD in Disability Studies in 2014 from University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development, where she is an Adjunct Assistant Research Professor. Her research interests include deinstitutionalization, the home and community based Medicaid waiver program, and mental and behavioral health needs of people with IDD. Amie is looking forward to joining the board of the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities this July.