Assistant Director of Community Literacy Programs
Center for Literacy
Building & Room:
4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60653
Joshua Krasne has worked as an educator and advocate addressing the immediate and future needs of those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder for 20 years. Krasne has worked across the autism spectrum providing direct service, professional training, community engagement and advocacy on legislative initiatives. Krasne’s methods of engagement draw from a background in Structured Teaching. He has worked in both home and scholastic settings to structure the overall environment and curriculum to better serve the visual learning style of those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Being a native of Chicago Krasne has been at the forefront of autism advocacy in Illinois for two decades. This history gives him a unique understanding of statewide services.
Krasne took the lead role in establishing the Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays satellite site. This center, established in 2013, located in Chicago’s Brownsville community, supports parents and professionals seeking resources, referrals and trainings geared at meeting their children’s needs at home, in the classroom, and in the community. Krasne is also the sibling of two brothers who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Krasne earned his Master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in human development from National Louis University.