Colleen Kidney is a policy associate with the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities team. She works on projects that focus on resource allocation and developing individualized supports budgets for intellectual and developmental disabilities state services. Colleen worked on a number of research and evaluation teams prior to joining HSRI. In these roles, she explored the ethical inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in research as well as disability-related disparities in health and access to healthcare, among other topics. Her dissertation examined the relationship between involvement in the online autistic community and self-determination in autistic adults. Colleen earned her doctorate in applied community psychology with a minor in research methodology from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from DePaul University.