Jennifer Cease-Cook

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Jennifer received her B.A. and M.A. in teaching special education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). She has taught students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, mild and moderate intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and other health impairments in both the middle and high school settings. Jennifer served as the program coordinator for the Occupational Course of Study program, where she developed several community-based partnerships used for various employment and independent skill training sites. Currently, she is working as a graduate assistant on the National Secondary Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) grant at UNCC. She is also a doctoral student in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at UNCC, specializing in transition focused education and services. Her research interests include self-determination and self-advocacy.