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Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT

Margaret Gilbride

Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, is Director of Transition, Employment, and Aging & Disability at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.

Margaret graduated from Indiana University School of Law and is a Certified Thanatologist through the Association of Death Education and Counseling. She has worked in the disability field for over twenty-five years in a multitude of expansive capacities. In addition to being a lawyer and certified death educator, Margaret is certified in person-centered planning facilitation, supported employment, customized employment, and clinical pastoral education for hospital chaplaincy.

Margaret’s energies have focused deeply on increasing access to competitive employment for transitioning youth and adults with the most significant disabilities. Margaret has provided, managed, and directed supported employment and transition services as well as coordinated the Project SEARCH Indiana establishment of 14 sites.

Over the last decade, Margaret has conducted ongoing research and training related to the impact of aging, grief, and loss on people with developmental disabilities with a concentration on bioethical issues they encounter in healthcare provision and end-of-life treatment.

Margaret serves on the board of directors for both National APSE: The Association of Persons Supporting Employment First and its New Jersey State Chapter. She is a member of Overlook Medical Center’s Bioethics Committee, the National Alliance on Educating Hospital and Hospice Providers on Healthcare Decision-making for People with Disabilities, The NJ Advisory Council on End of Life Issues, and New Jersey Rehabilitation Council.

Work Address:
The Boggs Center
Liberty Plaza, 335 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: 732-235-2109
FAX: 732-235-9330
Email: margaret.gilbride@rutgers.edu

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