AUCD Welcomes Christine Grosso as Public Policy Analyst

July 21, 2015

Christine Grosso is a Public Policy Analyst at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) where she works on federal policy and legislative issues that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Prior to joining the AUCD team, in June of 2015 she completed a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & related Disabilities (LEND) fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Health Administration. She was an active member of the OHSU Healthcare Transition Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Oregon Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Coalition, and Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities. In her role as the Health Administration fellow, she coordinated the Healthcare Transition Conference for healthcare providers, families, and individuals who experience disability. The conference focused on healthcare, employment, special education, guardianship, special needs trust, and sexual health. She completed research in the area of transition services from a family perspective, which she has presented at several state and national conference.

Christine earned her MS in Developmental Disabilities with a concentration in Leadership and Advocacy from Nova Southeastern University and her BA in Visual Arts from Eckerd College (both in Florida). Following the completion of her degrees, Christine worked for a Home and Community Based waiver agency that focused on community engagement, employment, and independent living services. She worked directly with individuals and families in the area of art and athletics, job retention, and self-directed living.