Kathleen McLane joined AAIDD in January, 2014, as Director of the Publications Program. Kathleen’s previous positions include 21 years at the Council for Exceptional Children, primarily as publications director, but earlier as director of federally funded research dissemination projects. She also served as an acquisitions editor at Corwin Press and as an editor in Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia division. Kathleen has also worked in electronic and database publishing. Earlier in her career, she worked at the Center for Applied Linguistics and as a middle school English teacher in the Stafford County (VA) Public Schools.
Kathleen earned her BA in English at Old Dominion University and did graduate work in English at the University of Maryland. Kathleen is also the parent of an adult child with disabilities.