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IU South Bend

Dennis Cleary

Department of Occupational Therapy

Expert Bio

Dennis Cleary works to test and refine methods to support young adults in academic, social and work environments through the use of technology, activity analysis, education and job-matching strategies.

Transition for young adults with intellectual disability to permanent employment is an important factor to help ensure they have a productive quality of life. Individuals with disabilities have a much lower rate of employment than the population as a whole and face a decreased quality of life in economic, social and health terms.

Cleary has received funding from the U.S. Department of Education as well as state and local agencies.

Areas of Expertise

Autism, intellectual disability, assistive technology, disability, transition from high school to employment.

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