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Amanda Ajodhia-Andrews

Amanda Ajodhia-Andrews

Dr. Ajodhia-Andrews’ research focuses on school inclusion and equity for young people with disabilities, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, from diverse ethnic backgrounds. She is also interested in exploring young people with disabilities' participation in research, notions of difference and normalcy, qualitative methods of inquiry, and international perspectives of inclusive education. She has been involved with various research projects at OISE/University of Toronto, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Her international research experience includes work with the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, and as Principal Investigator of research projects examining inclusive education within Guyana and Cambodia.

Dr. Ajodhia-Andrews has extensive clinical experience as a therapist and consultant (Intensive Behavioural Intervention/Applied Behavioural Analysis) for children and youth with Autism (including Asperger syndrome), global developmental delays, and speech/language delays. She also served as a Lecturer and Faculty Advisor for the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University (BA and MA program), teaching courses on inclusive education, disability in childhood, and working with diverse families and communities. She has dedicated years to supporting young people with disabilities and their families in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada.

Dr. Ajodhia-Andrews received her PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She also holds a Master of Arts from Ryerson University (Early Childhood Studies) and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto (Specialist in Psychology).