Former Board Member
Kaitlin Stober is a research specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s institute on disability and human development. There, she supports the creation and implementation of disability-related research and evaluation projects. She earned her M.Sc. in Disability Studies from Trinity College Dublin in 2017 upon completion of her dissertation on the experiences of professional performing and visual artists with intellectual disabilities (ID). Kaitlin also worked as a summer research assistant for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities in Geneva to support the development of their report on legal capacity and supported decision-making for the 37th Human Rights Council session.
Kaitlin’s professional interest in disability and disability rights is influenced by her personal experiences and relationship with her younger brother who has Down syndrome. She is passionate about the celebration of disability as a valuable facet of diversity in our communities.