Hailey Verdick



Hailey worked at school in Spain for a summer, she has run two half-marathons, and she loves eating ice cream.

Hailey earned a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Iowa. Hailey is also a graduate of the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. Through this program she learned about family experiences, policy work, and interdisciplinary collaboration. She is also certified in Project ImPACT, a parent coaching program for young children with autism. Through this program she has seen the importance of parents and kids connecting and playing together to make progress towards goals. During her placement at the University of Iowa’s Center for Disabilities and Development, Hailey gained experience working with a wide variety of children and families. Each child is unique, and Hailey loves getting to know their personality and how to best support them.

Hailey is proud to be a member of CI’s warm and caring community. When not at work, Hailey loves taking walks around the many lakes in Madison, going to the farmer’s market, and drinking coffee outside.