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Hannah Brenner


Advisor: Stacy Dymond

Hannah received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to starting the doctoral program, she worked as a Special Education teacher in a low-incidence high school classroom in Chicago Public Schools for 5 years. Hannah’s research interests include increasing employment opportunities and social integration within the employment setting for individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is also interested in researching employers’ perceptions of and experiences with hiring individuals with complex communication needs.


SPED 431: Assistive Technology and Physical Disabilities (SPED 431) Course focuses on specialized health care needs, policies, and procedures for working with students with disabilities. An overview is provided of methods for accommodating students including task or environmental modifications, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment options.

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