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Jillian Schreffler

Doctoral Student

Jillian Schreffler is a doctoral candidate in special education at the University of Central Florida and a Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute Scholar. She taught special education for 10 years in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. In her time at UCF, Jillian has been involved with the Down Syndrome Foundation and research on Universal Design for Learning in postsecondary STEM education to increase access for students with disabilities. Her research interests also include the sexual education of women with intellectual disabilities that have been sexually assaulted. Jillian’s mission is to examine the sexual education of students with disabilities with the goal of educating parents, teachers, community members, and students on ways to help protect students with ID from sexual assault.