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Sarah Chew

Extension Program Coordinator (Academic Coach), Disability and Human Development

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1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 251C DHSP

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Sarah Chew currently serves as the academic coach for the 'Model Comprehensive Transition and Post-Secondary Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) grant, which funds the UIC Co-Operative Career Experience Certificate Program (2020-2025).

Before her current role, Sarah taught 9-12 grade students with and without disabilities at a high school in South Chicago and served as Program Manager, Mission Expansion for Best Buddies in Illinois.

Her ongoing research interests include disability justice in education, culturally responsive and neurodiversity affirming teaching, education for “twice-exceptional” students, education for students with PANS/PANDAS, and disability history.

Service to the Community

Training on practical applications of disability studies for educators and other professionals working with K-22 students (2020-); Young Life Capernaum Chicagoland advisory board (2019-); Best Buddies International Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2020-2021)


MA, Teaching Exceptional Learners; Relay GSE, anticipated 2023
LBS1, Learning Behavior Specialist 1 endorsement, ILTS, 2021
Graduate Certificate, Nutrition and Healthy Living; eCornell, 2020
Graduate Certificate, Digital and Data-Driven Marketing; eCornell, 2019
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Communication, Journalism, Graphic Design concentrations; Concordia University Chicago, 2018