Dora M Raymaker, Ph.D., is a Research Associate 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 technology. 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 science fiction and making multimedia art.

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

Video: Raymaker, D. M. (2021, November). Autism and skilled employment: Lessons from employees, supervisors, and support experts [Paper presentation]. OCALICONLINE 2021.

Research article: Raymaker, D.M, Scharer, M., Maslak, J., Powers, L. E., McDonald, K. E., Kapp, S. K., Moura, I., Wallington, A. F., & Nicolaidis, C. (2022). “[I] don’t wanna just be like a cog in the machine:” Narratives of Autism and Skilled Employment. Autism. Published online first. doi: 10.1177/13623613221080813

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