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Chris Wenz, PhD, is a researcher and teacher educator at the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT). His recent work has focused on adolescent literacy and literacy instruction for students with disabilities. His dissertation on reading profiles of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder is supported by grants from the International Literacy Association and the Connecticut Association for Reading Research. Chris previously worked in the Boston Public Schools as an AmeriCorps volunteer, and as a residential dean and humanities instructor at Franklin Academy, a high school for students with autism and nonverbal learner differences.

Landmark College, the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia, is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, ADHD, and ASD. It offers two- and four-year degree options and summer programs for high-school and visiting college students.

The Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) was established in 2001 to pioneer LD research, discover innovative strategies and practices, and improve teaching and learning outcomes for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism. In addition to conducting original research, LCIRT provides cutting-edge, relevant, and practical professional development to individuals and schools across the United States and internationally. More information is at