Laurie Chet Tschetter
- Education Specialist 2
Laurie "Chet" Tschetter is an Education Specialist 2 at the Research & Training Center at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota. She completed a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Elementary Music at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
She directed residential and day camps, respite programs, a work-leisure program, and travel program for individuals with disabilities while working at True Friends near Annandale, Minnesota for 20 years. Chet has worked in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She supported individuals in securing employment and/or navigating university. She was the Education Program Manager for the Autism Society of Minnesota where she provided ASD training to the community, provided social skills classes and events for children and adults with ASD, wrote and administered grants to support the organizations education programs.
At ICI, Chet is the co-editor for Frontline Initiative which is a newsletter for Direct Support Professionals. Chet is active in projects related to the workforce for community services, and contributes to systems change to Person Centered Practices by leading and coordinating training events and authoring for the College of Direct Support.