Amy S Hewitt
- Senior Research Associate
- Director, Research & Training Center on Community Living
- Training Director, Minnesota LEND
Ms. Hewitt has an extensive background and work history in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and has worked in various positions over the past 30 years to improve community inclusion and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and their families. At the University of Minnesota she is the Director of the Research and Training Center on Community Living, Training Director of Institute on Community Integration and the Associate Director for the MN LEND. Ms. Hewitt directs several federal and state research, evaluation and demonstration projects in the area of community services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. She currently has research projects that focus on community living, autism prevalence, direct support workforce development, person centered planning/thinking and positive behavior support. Ms. Hewitt has authored and co-authored many journal articles, curriculum, technical reports, and she co-authored a book entitled, Staff Recruitment, Retention and Training. She is on the editorial board of Inclusion and a guest editor of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities both journals of the AAIDD. Ms. Hewitt is currently on the Board of Directors for Arc Greater twin Cities, Arc Minnesota, Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) and American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).