Ms. Carlson is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Her specialization area is Strengths-Based and Inclusive Approaches to the Education of Adolescents with Extensive and Pervasive Support Needs. Prior to doctoral studies, she worked as a Transition Coordinator for an 18 to 21 Community-Based Transition Program in Colorado Springs. Her research interests include preparing students for and insuring access to integrated, competitive employment; understanding long-term support systems available to adults with disabilities and examining the policies that govern them; and supporting families through the transition from school to adult life. Sarah also works as a Graduate Research Assistant for KU’s Transition Coalition.