Katie Brendli

Extension Associate

310 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-2928
Fax: (607) 255-2763
Email: kb726@cornell.edu

Katie Brendli

Katie Brendli is an Extension Associate for the Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. As a Data Associate for the New York State Education Department’s Special Education Technical Assistance Partnership for Data (Data TAP), Katie develops curriculum and materials, conducts trainings, and provides technical assistance supporting content specialists on the Office of Special Education (OSE) Educational Partnership regional teams. Katie also supports the Autism Transition to Adulthood Initiative (ATTAIN) to explore factors that predict successful transitions to adulthood for young people with autism. Katie is passionate about bridging the gap between research, policy, and practice as well as conducting, translating, and applying scholarly research focused on promoting positive transition experiences and outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


2020 - Ph.D., Education, Special Education and Disability Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Dissertation: “Effects of a self-advocacy intervention on the abilities of college students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to request academic accommodations.”
2017 - M.A.T., Special Education, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
2016 - B.S., Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, Exceptional Education (minor), Concentration: Math, Humanities, and Social Sciences, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.