Top Ten Tools for Your ASD Toolbox

Author: Michelle Rigler

Dr. Rigler’s career in higher education has focused on creating equal access for students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. By remaining fluent in the language of the Americans with Disabilities Act-Amendments Act through all of its changes, she has been able to create and manage an effective Disability Resource Center at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In this role, she has been able to rejuvenate her passion for working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In partnership with colleagues, she has developed a comprehensive and holistic program to support students with ASD as they transition to and move through their college careers. This program has proven to be successful and through the hard work and dedication put into the curriculum for this program, she has grown her expertise in this area. Michelle has co-authored a four book series with Jessica Kingsley Publishers that serves as the curriculum for this program. In addition, Michelle has co-authored a book on Safety for people with ASD, a chapter about the intersection of ASD and mental health as well as many scholarly articles about ASD and disability access in general. Michelle is a professional member of several organizations, and served in...