SWIM staff bring a variety of perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds to the project, and to further ensure a diversity of perspectives, our staff are advised by a project advisory committee (PAC). The PAC includes members with a variety of perspectives, including parents of students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and individuals with expertise in research, professional development, assessment, literacy, communication, and instruction. Collaboration and engagement with our PAC help ensure high-quality products and services at each stage of the project, and throughout all four years of the project.


  • Sue Bechard
  • Dawn Bonsall
  • Karen Erickson
  • Jessica Stakey
  • Sean Smith
  • Amy Peterson
  • Laurel Friedman
  • Joy Lyons
  • Ronald Russell