April Regester

April Regester is an Assistant Professor in Special Education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). April received her Ph.D. In Special Education, Disabilities & Risk Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. April’s research interests include friendship development and peer supports for individuals of all abilities. She established the Missouri Peer Supports Project in 2011, which is being piloted in three Missouri high schools to help support inclusive education, extra-curricular activities, and social opportunities on each campus. The project will be evaluating academic and social outcomes for all participants with and without disabilities. April is also working on a collaborative project, SUCCEED, an inclusive residential post-secondary program for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities at UMSL. April is the current Missouri-TASH board president, as well as a board member of the Adam Morgan Foundation & F.A.C.T. At UMSL, April teaches courses related to Behavior/Classroom Management, Individual & School-wide Positive Behavior Supports, Transition Issues and Planning, and Inclusive Classrooms.

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