Kim Musheno is the Vice President of Public Policy for the Autism Society, the national organization representing a network of 77 affiliates dedicated to providing supports and services to people with autism and their families. Kim has over 25 years of experience working in Washington on disability policy.
Kim is the immediate past chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the nation’s largest national coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations. Kim also co-chairs the CCD Autism and Education Task Forces.
Kim previously worked for 16 years as Director of Public Policy for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, a national organization representing a network of university-affiliated researchers and programs providing interdisciplinary training in disabilities to health professionals. Prior to working at AUCD, she was a communications specialist at The Arc of the United States Governmental Affairs Office and a research assistant at the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD).
During her career working in the field of disability policy, Kim has monitored or worked on nearly every major law that affects people with developmental disabilities and their families, including the Developmental Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Work Incentives Improvement Act, Autism CARES Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Kim earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in political science and German.