Dr. Kristie Asaro-Saddler is an Associate Professor in the Divisions of Special Education and Educational Psychology and Methodology at the University at Albany. Prior to joining the faculty at the University at Albany she was a special education teacher for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and developmental disabilities in self-contained classrooms. Her research interests include writing and self-regulatory strategies, specifically for students with ASD. To support her research, has won grants from the Organization for Autism Research and the Office of Planning, Evaluation & Policy Development (OPEPD) at the U.S. Department of Education. She has published in special education journals including the Journal of Special Education and Exceptional Children, and has presented at national and international conferences in the area of writing and autism. She is the co-editor of Exceptional Individuals, the journal for New York State’s Council for Exceptional Children, and is on the editorial board of Reading and Writing Quarterly. In her free time, Dr. Asaro-Saddler enjoys travel, exercise, baseball games, and scrapbooking.