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Dora M Raymaker, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute for Human Services in the School of Social Work, Co-director of the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE), and the associate editor of the journal “Autism in Adulthood.” Dr. Raymaker’s research interests include community-engaged practice, systems thinking, measurement, and the dynamics at the intersection of science, society, and public policy. In application, Dr. Raymaker conducts services intervention research in collaboration with disability and mental health communities to improve employment outcomes, increase self-determination, and reduce discrimination and stigma. In their remaining three minutes of free time, they enjoy writing fiction and making multimedia art.

Books & Stories

Science fiction mystery novel Hoshi and the Red City Circuit 


Memoir short “Dance Floors X Parking Lots” (2020)

Mathpunk novella “Hearts and Tails

Short story “Heat Producing Entities

Science News

Science Magazine interview: ‘Autistic voices should be heard.’ Autistic Adults Join Research Teams to Shift Focus of Studies

Video: AUTISTIC BURNOUT: In Conversation with Transforming Autism – Dora Raymaker 

Research article: Raymaker, D. M., Teo, A. R., Steckler, N. A., Lentz, B., Scharer, M., Delos Santos, A., … & Nicolaidis, C. (2020). Having all of your internal resources exhausted beyond measure and being left with no clean-up crew”: defining autistic burnout. Autism in Adulthood, 2(2), 132-143.

Theme: Overlay by Kaira 2020 Dora M Raymaker
Portland, Oregon