Carly Gilson
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Educational Psychology
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Directory Title: Assistant Professor of Special Education
Primary Emphasis Area: Special Education
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Short Bio
Dr. Carly B. Gilson is an assistant professor of special education in the Department of Educational Psychology and an affiliated faculty member of the Center on Disability and Development in the College of Education and Human Development. She received her Ph.D. in special education from Vanderbilt University and served as a UCEDD trainee and a research assistant with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Her research interests include strengthening employment-related social skills for adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD); supporting individuals and families through school-to-work transition; and vocational skills and early career development supports through assistive technology.


Selected Citations:

Gilson, C. B., Carter, E. W., & Biggs, E. E. (2017). A systematic review of instructional methods to teach employment skills to secondary students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 42, 89-107. doi: 10.1177/1540796917698831

Gilson, C. B., & Carter, E. W. (2016). Promoting social interactions and job independence for college students with autism or intellectual disability: A pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 3583-3596. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2894-2

Blustein, C. L., Carter, E. W., & McMillan, E. D. (2016). The voices of parents: Post-high school expectations, priorities, and concerns for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Journal of Special Education, 50, 164-177. doi: 10.1177/0022466916641381

Research Interests
Intellectual and developmental disabilities; autism; school-to-work transition, employment skills; postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities; early career development supports
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