Dr. Carol Weller, associate professor of special education at the University of Utah, has won the Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Rehabilitation Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Weller will receive a one-year grant of $31,500 to support research on employment opportunities for learning-disabled adults. The research examines the types and severity of learning disabilities and seeks to identify what employment and training options are most suitable for adults with various learning disability characteristics.More than 100 learning-disabled adults will be evaluated through the Assessment Research Division of the University's Center for Excellence in Base Technical Education and Transition.
Weller is a nationally known authority on learning disabilities and has been the principal investigator on $825,000 in research and training grants in the field of transition of the handicapped in the workplace. She is founder of the center. She received her doctorate from the University of Florida, and from 1982-86 was president of the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children in Washington, D.C.