Dr. Alison Gerlach is an Assistant Professor in the School of Child & Youth Care at the University of Victoria. Alison’s research aims to inform how the organization and provision of pediatric and early years programs and services can be equity-oriented; including how child disability services can be inclusive of and responsive to families whose lived experiences including marginalization, racialization and discrimination. Her research draws on 25 years of providing occupational therapy with differently-abled and neurodiverse children in diverse community and family contexts, and in partnership with Indigenous colleagues, organizations and First Nations. Alison is committed to community-based participatory research that engages with communities, organizations, families, and children as research partners. For publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alison-Gerlach