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Susan Hetherington

Susan Hetherington

Associate Professor (clinical) (joint appointment; main affiliation: Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, Medical Center)
Teaching & Curriculum
LeChase Hall 432
(585) 275-6608
PhD, University of Rochester
MS, University of Rochester
BS, Temple University

Susan Hetherington holds joint appointments at the Warner School and in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics, where she is an associate professor of education and pediatrics. She is the Deputy Director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), where she oversees community education and technical assistance, and Co-Director of the Institute for Innovative Transition, where she directs the New York State consortium of Project SEARCH programs and is Principal Investigator of the federally-funded Partnerships in Employment Systems Change. At Warner, Hetherington, a former first grade and resource room teacher, teaches courses on disability and inclusive education, and coordinates the childhood student teaching program. She also serves as an advisor for the non-degree autism program, and holds New York State Certification in elementary education and K-12 special education.

With more than 30 years working with people with disabilities, administering state and national grants, and training teachers and related services personnel, her research interests include the social construction of disability and disability categories, the development of inclusive schools, and the intersection of race and disability. She has written and received funding for a variety of teacher education grants from the Federal Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and consults with a number of school districts around issues of developing inclusive classrooms and schools.

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