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Ann Outlaw

Dissemination and TA Coordinator

Ann Outlaw, M.A., is the Dissemination and TA Coordinator for the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTER). She has more than 14 years of experience, and has dedicated the past four years to developing expertise in disability research and knowledge translation. In her current position, Outlaw conducts a variety of knowledge translation (KT) activities including development and dissemination of web-based conferences and trainings for international audiences, creation and maintenance of digital communities dedicated to sharing KT resources, and development of other web-based resources. Outlaw also co‑authored a systematic review of empirical literature describing the effectiveness of school-to-work interventions for people with autism spectrum disorder and participated in the identification, and increasing utilization, of effective practices linked to successful employment outcomes for people with autism.

Prior to joining SEDL (merged with AIR January 1, 2015) in 2011, Outlaw was a policy analyst at the Texas Council on Family Violence, where she focused on monitoring legislation, providing training and technical assistance on best practices of safe technology use by survivors of domestic violence, supporting the legal rights of people with limited English proficiency, and researching trends for constituents. Previously, she worked with community service providers as an advocate for many populations, including student survivors of dating violence and sexual assault, homeless youth, people with HIV/AIDS, and people with autism and other disabilities. Outlaw holds a B.S.W. from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.A. in gender studies from University College London.