Connie Sung, PhD

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI)
Wayne State University
4809 Woodward Avenue
268 Leonard N. Simons Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 517-353-1638
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 31, 2018


Primary Activity Coordinators: Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Connie Sung is an assistant professor of rehabilitation counseling and co-director of Spartan Project SEARCH. Her educational background includes rehabilitation counseling psychology, neuropsychology and occupational science. Her research interests focus on biopsychosocial factors associated with successful transition, psychosocial and employment outcomes as well as quality of life of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Sung is also a Mary Switzer Fellow awarded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). She has published close to 40 refereed journal articles and book chapters. She is a principal investigator of several community-based participatory research projects, including evaluation of intervention strategies to improve career development and employment outcomes of transition-aged individuals with autism and/or epilepsy. As the co-director of Spartan Project SEARCH, Sung and her students provide support to students with intellectual/developmental disabilities who participate in internship experiences across the MSU campus. She also conducts research to examine the impact of the program on transition outcomes of participating students and campus climate/attitudes toward individuals with disabilities.

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