Carmen Dionne, Ph.D.

Carmen Dionne, Ph.D.

Dr. Dionne is Professor of Special Education at the University of Québec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), where she has worked since 1997. She led the Canada Research Chair in Early Intervention from 2005 to 2015. She also served as Scientific Director of a research institute on intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Dionne has served as Principal Investigator on numerous research studies focused on early intervention and early childhood special education.

In 2016, she began work as a United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) Chair on screening and assessment of young children, collaborating with Dr. Jane Squires and colleagues from other countries. Project objectives include training graduate students and conducting research activities in early intervention for children from birth to 6 years of age who are at risk for or have disabilities.