Joan Christopher, JD

Georgetown UCEDD
Center for Child and Human Development
Georgetown University
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300
Mailing address Box 571485
Washington, DC 20057-1485
Phone: 202-687-7712
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 09, 2018

Joan Christopher

Primary Activity Coordinators: Parent/Consumer
Person Centered Planning
Discipline Coordinators: Parent/Family Resources
Discipline(s): Family Member/Community Member
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Joan Christopher is a native Washingtonian and graduated from DC Public Schools. She has advocated with and for people with disabilities in various capacities for more than thirty-five years. She attended Ithaca College and The George Washington University and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. ``She is the Coordinator for Advocacy and Self Determination, Research Instructor on the faculty of the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She has been in this position at the Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (GUCEDD) for more than four years, and prior to that was a consultant with the GUCEDD. She specializes in training, and services and supports for individuals with disabilities and their families. She has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education, a Juris Doctorate, a certificate in public management, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.