Qi is a master’s student in the Department of Applied Disability Studies (Leadership, Diversity, Community, and Culture specialization) at Brock University. She joined Dr. Burnham Riosa’s lab as a research assistant in 2020. Her interests in disability studies are broad and include examining the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and programs that promote family mental health and well-being.
Qi is currently involved in two research projects: One focuses on adapting and evaluating a group intervention to improve parent-child outcomes for autistic youth transitioning to adulthood. The other is developing and evaluating an online employment platform for autistic people. In addition, she is the presenter for a poster presentation at the Canadian Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference 2022 hosted by Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Qi also works as an instructor therapist at AlphaBee, where she provides 1:1 support for her clients. She is excited and honoured to be involved in this lab and work with such a great team.