International Association of Special Education

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Ambumulire N. Phiri

Ambumulire N. Phiri is a lecturer in Education and Teaching Studies at Mzuzu University in Malawi.  She is completing her PhD in Education with a focus in Special Education from University of Missouri-St. Louis.  Her Doctoral dissertation examines factors that impact development of self-determination of young adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and co-morbid conditions.  She has worked in teacher education and special education research in Malawi since 2003.  Her research interest includes: 

- Transition of young adults with developmental disabilities;

- Special needs education teacher training;

- Community based early intervention for children with special needs; and,

- Support for siblings of children with special needs.