Stephanie Lau

Stephanie Lau, PhD

Transition Training Associate

Stephanie is a Transition Training Associate for the Center on Transition Innovations (CTI). She holds a BS in neuroscience and anthropology from The College of William and Mary, taught elementary school in the Baltimore City Public School Systems, and earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Johns Hopkins University. In 2021, she completed her PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. Prior to working at RRTC Stephanie worked as the Training Program Director at Max’s Positive Vibe Café, where she taught food service skills to adults with disabilities. In 2010, Stephanie joined RRTC and earned her ACRE certification for community rehabilitation. 



Wehman, P., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Graham, C., Brooke, V., Riehle, E., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Lau, S., Allen, J. & Avellone, L. (2017). Effects of an employer-based intervention on employment outcomes for youth with significant support needs due to autism. Autism, 21(3), 276–290.

Wehman, P., Brooke, V., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Lau, S., Seward, H. & Avellone, L. (2016). Employment for adults with autism spectrum disorders: A retrospective review of a customized employment approach. Research in Developmental Disabilities, , 61-72.

Schall, C., Wehman, P., Brooke, V., Graham, C., McDonough, J., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Rounds, R., Lau, S. & Allen, J. (2015). Employment Interventions for Individuals with ASD: The Relative Efficacy of Supported Employment With or Without Prior Project SEARCH Training. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(12), 3990–4001.

Wehman, P., Lau, S., Molinelli, A., Brooke, V., Thompson, K., Moore, C. & West, M. (2012). Supported Employment for Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preliminary Data. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 37(3), 1-10.

Gentry, T., Lau, S., Molinelli, A. & Fallen, A. (2012). The Apple iPod Touch as a vocational support aid for adults with autism: Three case studies. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 37(2), 75–85.