Dr. Christine Salisbury is a Professor of Special Education and Director of UIC’s Child and Family Development Center. Dr. Salisbury received her doctorate in early childhood/special education and severe disabilities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She held teaching, administration, and faculty positions in four states before coming to the University of Illinois-Chicago.  She has focused her work over the past 40 years on developing high quality school- and community-based programs for young children with disabilities and their families.  She is an active contributor to the research literature and currently serves on the Editorial Board of early intervention and severe disabilities journals.  Dr. Salisbury is past President of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Early Childhood.  She currently directs UIC’s Child and Family Development Center where model early intervention and evaluation services are provided to infants/toddlers with disabilities in home, community, and play-based settings.  In addition to EPIC, she has directed three multi-site research projects, as well as several single site investigations, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education.  


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