Dr. Kristie Asaro-Saddler is an Associate Professor in the Divisions of Special Education and Educational Psychology and Methodology at the University at Albany. Her primary research interest is using strategies to support autistic students, particularly in the areas of writing and self-regulation. Other research interests include interventions for struggling writers and the teachers who support them. She has published in journals including the Journal of Special Education, Exceptional Children, and Autism, and has presented at national and international conferences in the area of writing and autism. Dr. Asaro-Saddler has received numerous grants to support her research, including the Organization for Autism Research grant. She is a Committee Officer for the Autism Spectrum Research Committee (AERA) and is a member of the American Educational Research Association and the Council for Exceptional Children. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Special Education and Autism; prior to joining the faculty at the University at Albany she was a special education teacher for children with autism and developmental disabilities.