310 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-2928
Fax: (607) 255-2763
Lizzie Juaniza-Saso joined the Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability as an Extension Associate in August 2019. Her work as a Transition Associate is focused on providing technical assistance and training to NYS Education Department’s Transition Technical Assistance Partnership (T-TAP). Lizzie comes with experience from the state of Oregon, where she worked as part of a statewide Transition Technical Assistance Network (TTAN), since 2014. She developed her skill in providing support to schools and community agencies in order to strengthen transition services and practices aimed at improving outcomes for youth with disabilities. She believes that everyone can work and that building strong systems of community support with a person-centered lens is key. She demonstrates facilitative practices in both Planning Alternative Tomorrow’s with Hope (PATH) plans and Person Centered Planning. She has served as an Oregon APSE (Association of People Supporting Employment First) board member and has taught as a special educator at both the high school and 18 - 21 transition program level.
M.S. 2012 – Portland State University, Special Education
B.A. 2003 – Illinois State University, Political Science