Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan is the parent of a young adult with autism. She coordinates the autism spectrum disorders certificate, license and master’s program. Lynn earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2007). She received a Masters degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Special Education and her undergraduate degree from Purdue University. Her professional experiences include being an independent inclusion, autism and behavioral specialist working with individuals with a wide range of abilities and challenges in school and community settings. Lynn's graduate studies focused on autism spectrum disorders and the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood and childcare settings. Lynn has served on board for the Autism Society of America, Autism Society of Wisconsin, and was a Past President of the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin. She was appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin to the Council for People with Developmental Disabilities and she is on the advisory board for the Minnesota Life College. Lynn’s research interests include: autism, developmental disabilities, paraprofessionals, transition, and professional development of educators. Lynn has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on autism spectrum disorders.
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