Christine Liao, MSW

MCH Program Specialist
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Christine Liao, MSW

Christine Liao is a Program Specialist for AUCD's Maternal and Child Health technical assistance team. Christine also provides support to the UCEDD's technical assistance team. Her role is to engage and promote leadership among trainees and early career professionals.

Christine comes to AUCD with six years' professional experience serving people with disabilities. As a recent Arizona LEND trainee, her leadership projects focused on children with ASD and communication needs, as well as transitional care. Christine has extensive experience serving the deaf and disability communities in mental health, health care, academic and community settings in both of her native languages, American Sign Language and English. She has supported deaf refugees through a global non-governmental organization, deaf children and adults with developmental and other disabilities, and adults who became deaf due to brain and/or physical injuries. Through these activities, she gained experience in universal design, program planning, community outreach, community organizing, and providing accommodations; she also developed expertise in disseminating information using technology accessible to a variety of audiences with limited access to advanced communications systems. She brings intersectionality, cultural and linguistic competence, leadership, and innovative ideas to support the next generation of leaders to serve people with disabilities.

Christine earned her MSW from Arizona State University's School of Social Work, with an emphasis on policy, planning and community organizing. She holds a BS degree in Psychology with a minor in American Sign Language from the University of Washington.