Associate Director | Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) —a University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCEDD) | Georgia State University | Atlanta, Georgia
Pilot Project: Evaluating the Availability and Scope of HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Supports for Individuals with Intellectual, Developmental, and Significant Learning Disabilities
Andrew Roach is Associate Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD)—a University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCEDD) at Georgia State University. The CLD’s mission to translate research into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive, and productive lives for people with disabilities and their families. He also is an associate professor with joint appointments in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services (College of Education & Human Development) and Division of Health Management & Policy (School of Public Health). Dr. Roach is a nationally certified school psychologist and former elementary and middle school teacher (9 years of classroom experience). He also coordinated family-centered positive behavior support services at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University prior to coming to GSU. In 2010, he received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Research Award from the American Psychological Association – Division 16 (School Psychology). Dr. Roach also received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Early Career Publication Award in 2007 for a study that examined the influence of access to the general curriculum on the assessment performance of students with disabilities (Roach & Elliott, 2006). From 2010-2014, he served as an association representative on the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE).