Christine has served as an advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families for many years. She is currently Chairperson of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Fitchburg State University and serves as Chair of the State Advisory Council, for the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.
Dr. Shane specializes in the evaluation and implementation of programs for children and adults with disabilities and currently provides consultation and training to schools and non-profit agencies.
She earned her doctoral degree from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. During her graduate studies, she worked closely with Dr. Gunnar Dybwad and Dr. Wolf Wolfensburger.