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Katie Brendli

Extension Associate - Data Associate
Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Overview

Katie Brendli Brown, Ph.D., is an extension associate for Cornell University’s Yang Tan Institute (YTI) on Employment and Disability in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Her research interests include promoting positive transition outcomes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), self-determination/self-advocacy, and promoting positive health and wellbeing for people with IDD.

Currently at YTI, Dr. Brendli Brown supports a range of initiatives that tap into the breadth of her skill sets. This includes serving as a core member of Project ATTAIN’s [Autism Transition to Adulthood Initiative] research team and particularly supporting the team’s research dissemination efforts. Dr. Brendli Brown also conducts program evaluation for a model demonstration project by Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), called the Inclusive Career Advancement Program (ICAP) and serves as the lead qualitative researcher for a multi-year person-centered planning training intervention study. Finally, she serves as a Technical Assistance Partnership for Data (TAP for Data) associate within the New York Office of Special Education’s Partnership, where she assists in the development of multiple evaluation measures, co-leads the creation of the TAP for Data’s professional development (PD), conducts PD across New York State, and provides technical assistance to two regions within the state in order to support greater data-based decisions within school districts to improve educational experiences and outcomes for youth with disabilities.

Dr. Brendli Brown also enjoys working with and supporting students, and thus, she serves as the academic advisor for two Cornell student organizations, including an Autism Awareness club and Cornell’s Best Buddies Chapter—having formerly been involved with Best Buddies chapters as a student throughout her undergraduate and master’s education.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Lauren Bruno, LaRon Scott, Philip Gnilka, Vivian Vitullo, Lindsay Kozachuk, Katie Brendli. 2021. Comparing special education teachers’ personality profile with their choice to teach, N/A . N/A(N/A):N/A.
  • Katie Brendli, LaRon Scott, Yaoying Xu, Colleen Thoma, Debra Holzberg. 2021. A review of self-advocacy interventions for college students with intellectual and developmental disabilities., N/A . N/A(N/A):N/A.
  • LaRon Scott, Colleen Thoma, Tonya Gokita, Lauren Bruno, Amber Brown-Ruiz, Katie Brendli, Josh Taylor, Vivian Vitullo. 2021. I'm trying to make myself happy: Black students with IDD and families on promoting self-determination during transition, Inclusion . N/A(N/A):N/A.
  • LaRon A. Scott, Josh Taylor, Lauren Bruno, Padhye, Katie Brendli, Weade Wallace, Christopher Cormier. 2021. Why do they stay? Factors associated with special education teachers’ persistence, .
  • Katie Brendli, Michael Broda, Ruth Brown. 2021. Children with Intellectual Disability and Victimization: A Logistic Regression Analysis, Child Maltreatment . N/A(N/A):N/A. (DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559521994177)

Book Chapters

  • Katie Bruno, Katie M. Abrams, Katie Brendli, D. D. McMahon. 2022. Culturally responsive and sustaining universal design for transition and postsecondary education. in Universal Design for Transition: The Educators’ Guide for Equity Focused Transition Planning. Brookes Publishing, 2022. (Submitted)
  • LaRon , Cassandra Willis, Lauren Bruno, Katie Brendli, R. Walsh, Thoma. 2020. Recruiting, preparing, and retaining a diverse emotional and behavioral disorders educator workforce. . in Handbook of Research on Emotional & Behavioral Disabilities: Interdisciplinary Developmental Perspectives on Children and Youth.. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2020.

Professional Activities

  • Supporting Greater Transitions from High School to Adulthood with Predictors of Post-School Success. Presented to Virginia Division on Career Development and Transition. Roanoke, Virginia. 2022.
  • New evidence on the magnitude of predictors of the transition to adulthood for youth with Autism. Presented to Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Virtual. 2022.
  • Supporting Greater Transitions from High School to Adulthood with Predictors of Post-School Success. Presented to Community Support Network - Westchester Institute for Human Development. Virtual. 2022.
  • What In-School Experiences Predict Successful Transition for Youth with ASD?. Presented to Virginia DCDT . Virtual. 2022.
  • New evidence on the magnitude of predictors of employment for youth with Autism . Presented to The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Virtual. 2021.
  • Effects of a Self-advocacy Intervention on the Abilities of Black College Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Request Academic Accommodations. Presented to American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Virtual. 2021.
  • Identifying and Comparing the Predictors of Successful Transition to Employment for Low-Income Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Presented to University of Washington and Microsoft Research. Virtual. 2021.
  • Planning for Teacher Education Research Post-COVID. Presented to Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Teacher Education Division (TED). Virtual. 2021.
  • Supporting the Transition to Adult Life During a Pandemic: Resources for Special Educators, Parents, and Students with Disabilities. Presented to Virginia Council for Exceptional Children . Virtual. 2021.
  • Self-Determination of Black Youth with IDD: What do they tell us about their experiences in the transition from school to adult life?. Presented to Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD). Virtual. 2021.
  • Post-Secondary Success Stories: Perspectives of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Presented to Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD). Virtual. 2021.
  • Town Hall. Presented to Virginia Division on Career Development and Transition. Virtual. 2021.
  • Entering a new decade: Research, policy and practice related to postsecondary education for youth with IDD. . Presented to American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Virtual. 2021.
  • Using Data to Guide Change. Presented to New York State Office of Special Education Partnership. Virtual. 2021.
  • High Quality Data. Presented to New York State Office of Special Education Partnership. virtual. 2020.

Honors and Awards

  • Cornell University: Spot Bonus Award recipient, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. 2021
  • Virginia Division on Career Development and Transition (VADCDT): Member Spotlight: Dr. Katie Brendli., Virginia Division on Career Development and Transition (VADCDT). 2021
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Student and Early Career Professional (SECP) Scholarship, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) . 2021

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