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Education and Current Positions

Dr. Raymaker received their PhD in Systems Science from Portland State University (PSU) in 2015 and their BFA in painting from Maine College of Art in 1995. Dr. Raymaker has graduate certificates in Computational Intelligence and Computer Simulation and Modeling, both from PSU, 2007.

Dr. Raymaker is a Research Associate Professor at Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute for Human Services in the School of Social Work. They co-direct the community based participatory research collaborative the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE). Dr. Raymaker is the Associate Editor of the academic journal Autism in Adulthood, and a scientific reviewer for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). They are a founding member of the International Society for Autism Research’s (INSAR) Autistic Researchers Committee, and a member of the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and International Society for the Systems Sciences.

Recent and Selected Work

Autism and Employment

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:
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Community-Based Participatory Research & Neurodiversity

Raymaker, D.M.(2019). Shifting the System: AASPIRE and the Loom of Science and Activism. In S. Kapp (Ed.). Autistic Activism and the Neurodiversity Movement (ch.10). Palgrave Macmillan. Open access chapter & full book


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