Dr. Vogler-Elias is an Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Nazareth College and is the Speech-Language Pathology Discipline Coordinator at the University of Rochester's Leadership in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. Dr. Vogler-Elias co-directs the Interdisciplinary Specialty Program in Autism at Nazareth College (I-SPAN).

Her clinical and research interests include assessment and intervention of language and social communication for children with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. She has presented research locally and nationally on interdisciplinary professional preparation on autism, service-learning pedagogy, and social communication assessment and intervention.

Dawn Vogler-Elias and Shana Jamanis

Professors Vogler-Elias and Jamanis present “Transforming Perceptions of Autism" at TEDx Rochester

“In the media, in education, in a lot of workplaces, the dialogue is about individuals on the [autism] spectrum being a challenge. Instead, we wanted to focus on their strengths and begin the discussion for channeling these strengths in school and the workplace.” Read more.