Heather Benton

Doctoral Student - Cohort 2

University of Georgia

Heather Benton is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Georgia, in the Department Communication Sciences and Special Education with a focus in Early Childhood Intervention and Special Education. She previously earned her M.Ed. in Special Ed. at UGA, and then taught elementary collaborative special education for 7 years. Her current research interests include diversity, equity and inclusion in early intervention and special education, culturally competent family engagement with service providers, and how to improve Child Find and parent empowerment for historically underserved and underrepresented communities. She has two sons with autism, and she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and adventure.

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