Human Development and Child Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242

Dr. Janet E. Graetz

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Child Studies


  • Ph. D., Special Education/Instructional Technology, George Mason University
  • Ed.S. Special Education Administration, Wayne State University
  • M.Ed., Mental Retardation, Wayne State University
  • B.S., Education (Speech and English), Bowling Green State University
    • Certification: Interdisciplinary Specialization in Culture and Disabilities, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Professional Experiences

  • Teaches in the area of Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
  • Worked in a state institution for severely disabled children and taught cognitively impaired
  • Worked as a teacher of children with autism spectrum disorder and severely cognitively impaired; curriculum coordinator, and program administrator for the Wayne County Intermediate School District

Research Interests

  • Adolescent and adult issues relative to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Technology and its impact and use with disabled children and youth
  • The impact of autism on mothers and families in India

Courses Recently Taught

  • SE 578 - Communication and Language Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • SE 579 - Behavioral and Social Issues in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • SE 596 - Collaboration and Consultation for Special Education Teachers
  • SE 527 - Educational Procedures for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Contact Information

Department of Human Development and Child Studies
Office: 425 D Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2620