Katie Johnson, MPA

Program Specialist | Community Inclusion
Phone: 240-821-9462

Katie Johnson, MPA

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Katie Johnson is a Program Specialist for AUCD's UCEDD Resource Center where they provide technical assistance to the UCEDD network. Katie's responsibilities include coordinating planning committees and workgroups and providing support and information on a wide range of activities that further the work of the UCEDD network.

They earned their MPA with a specialization in Nonprofit Disability Services from the University of Delaware. While at UD, Katie was involved with the Center for Disabilities Studies (Delaware's UCEDD), as a policy intern and in supporting the development of the Access:Ability Scholars program, serving undergraduate students interested in disability and justice. Katie's also a researcher, having worked with the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities to research the state of the Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce and the roles of DSPs across different service delivery models. Most recently, they worked as an early-stage researcher with the Disability Advocacy Research in Europe (DARE) Project, where they researched innovative self-directed support models for adults with IDD. Katie brings extensive training and experiences in public administration and policy, training and facilitation, and research and evaluation, especially as it relates to the disability community and to intersectional social movements.

Katie's interests include:
• Disability justice
• Self-directed supports
• Policy
• Qualitative Research