Clare K. Papay

Assistant Professor, School of Education

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About Me

DR. CLARE PAPAY is assistant professor and director of undergraduate and graduate special education programs at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. She has a PhD. and an M.Ed. in Special Education, both from Lehigh University. Her research focuses on the transition to adult life for students with disabilities. She has a particular interest in inclusive postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2012, she was recognized by Think College and Emerging Scholar for her work in this area. She is the co-Director of the Raising Expectations for Academic Learning (REAL) Certificate at Arcadia University, a two-year program for students with intellectual disabilities that focuses on academic coursework, employment, and social inclusion in college life. For her dissertation research, Best Practices for Transition to Adult Life for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: A National Perspective Using the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, she was the runner-up for the Pat Sitlington Student Research Award for the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Career Development and Transition. She teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses that focus on topics such as supporting students with significant disabilities, disability studies and special education law, positivebehavioral approaches, transition to adult life, and research methods.