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based and family-focused technology and education program that values neurodiversity and provides youth with learning opportunities to realize their full potential across the life course."

 

 

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The iSTAR5 Research Team

An interdisciplinary team including teachers and parents developed workshops to evaluate the use of Google SketchUp™ as part of an intervention program to facilitate social interaction in high functioning children with ASD.

Cheryl Wright and Marissa Diener (Family and Consumer Studies) have extensive involvement with community-based programs and scholarship. Louise Dunn (Occupational Therapy) offers expertise in her program involvement to meet needs of children with ASD and their families. Her research on preparation for independent living includes community participation, which is integral to the long range goals for our project. Scott Wright (Gerontology) has a strong background in intergenerational research and the use of technology in educational settings. Steve Gross is a certified Google Sketchup Instructor and is based in Orlando, Florida.

Cheryl wright

      • Adjunct Associate Professor, Urban Inst. For Teacher Ed, University of Utah
      • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Education-Dean, University of Utah
      • Associate Professor, Family And Consumer Studies, University of Utah

     

Marissa diener

      • Director of Graduate Studies, Family And Consumer Studies, University of Utah
      • Associate Professor, Family And Consumer Studies, University of Utah

     

Scott wright

      • Director Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, Nursing, University of Utah
      • Adjunct Associate Professor, Family And Consumer Studies, University of Utah
      • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing, University of Utah

     

MARGARET LOUISE DUNN

      • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
      • Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, University of Utah

       

Steven gross

      • Designer, Universal Creative

       

LAURA LINNELL

      • Graduate Student in Human Development and Social Policy

       

KATHERINE NEWBOLD

      • Graduate Student in Human Development and Social Policy

       

Valerie Anne D'Astous

      • Graduate Student in Human Development and Social Policy

       

Deborah Rafferty

      • Undergraduate Student in Human Development and Social Policy

       

Kate Ferebee

      • Public Relations Specialist

       

Cheri Daily

      • Director, National Corporate and Foundation Relations

       

Tina Moerer

      • Consultant

       

    Trish Saccomano

      • Teacher Educator
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    Kathy Gilmour

      • Special Educator