Marla Nef, MS

Center for Persons with Disabilities
University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Utah State University
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
Phone: 435-797-2043
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: April 03, 2018


Specialty Resource Contacts: Early Intervention
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Masters research project in responsive teaching
Education: BS in Special Ed with severe endorsement. Masters in Family Consumer and Human Development
Service: Worked for 8 years in the public school setting teaching individuals with disabilities aged 15-22 about vocational and life skills.
Member of Utah Autism team for 2 years learning about treatments for autism and helping children in the school setting. Worked for 2 years in Early Intervention supervising services to 250 families and helping develop a treatment program for young children with autism.


EDUCATION: BS in special education with a severe/profound endorsement from BYU and a master's degree in Family, Consumer and Human Development from USU. I studied American Sign Language for 2 years in college.

EXPERIENCE: I am currently the assistant director/program coordinator for the Up to 3 Early Intervention Program at Utah State University. I taught special education for 2 years in an elementary setting and for 9 years in a high school/post high school setting. I worked with students who had a variety of disabilities helping them focus on vocational training, life skills, and preparing for life after high school.

PHILOSOPHY: I am intrigued with the process people use to learn and I am inspired by people's resiliency and accomplishments.