Ann Williams Outlaw is a technical assistance consultant at AIR. She has more than 14 years of experience, the past eight dedicated to developing expertise in disability research, technical assistance, and knowledge translation. At AIR, Outlaw conducts a variety of knowledge translation (KT) activities including leading outreach to consumer organizations, developing, and disseminating web-based conferences and trainings for international audiences, creating and maintaining digital communities dedicated to sharing KT resources, and leading a technical working group to identify pressing needs of job-seekers with autism spectrum disorder. Outlaw also coauthored a systematic review of empirical literature describing the effectiveness of school-to-work interventions for people with autism spectrum disorder and participated in the identification, and increasing utilization, of effective practices linked to successful employment outcomes for people with autism.
Prior to her work at AIR, Outlaw was a policy analyst at the Texas Council on Family Violence, where she focused on monitoring legislation, providing training and technical assistance on best practices of safe technology use by survivors of domestic violence, legal rights of people with limited proficiency, and researching trends for constituents. Previously, she worked with community service providers as an advocate for many populations including student survivors of dating violence and sexual assault, homeless youth, people with HIV/AIDS, and people with autism and other disabilities.
M.A., Gender Studies, University College, London; B.S.W., Jane Adams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago