Julie Ann Racino
Rome, New York
Julie Ann Racino is President and Principal of Community and Policy Studies, a Freelance Writer, and has served as Deputy Director of the National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Integration, and its associated national, state and local projects at the Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University. She is honored to have worked with the World Institute on Disability on two of their National Research and Training Centers on Public Policy and Independent Living and Personal Assistance Services.
Julie Ann Racino is a founder of the National Research and Training Centers on Family and Community Living, the Executive and Educational Offices of the New York State Association of Community Residence Administrators, the Center on World Community's first International House, and the Housing Committee of the International Association of Persons with Severe Handicaps. She has chaired and served on numerous boards and committees, such as the original 504 plan of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 of Onondaga County Community College, the "storefront" of the Museum of Science and Technology (Top TenTourist Destination), the Americans with Disabilities Act Public Policy Research Committee, and invitee of the Presidential Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities.
Professor Racino has lectured and consulted throughout the United States, and in countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and the Czech Republic/Slovakia with governments, interest constituencies, universities and colleges, state and national associations, and the private, non-profit sectors. She is the author of five leading books, including the forthcoming (2013), Public administration and disability: Community services administration in the US and Policy, program evaluation and research in disability: Community support for all (1999).
Currently, she is member of the Alumni Associations of Cornell University, School of Arts and Sciences (Class of 1975) and Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Class of 1983). As developer of the support and empowerment paradigm (e.g., Racino, 1992) and author of over 100 professional publications, she continues her work to promote quality community life for all citizens.