We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary team of researchers,
educators, postdoctoral scholars, doctoral students, and
undergraduate students from the University of California, Davis.
Our overarching goal is to improve the educational experiences of
learners on the autism spectrum by understanding the dynamic and
transactional relationship between students and their classroom
environment. We started as a small research group in 2016, coding
videos of autistic students and their teachers within general and
special education classrooms. Since then we have had over 35 team
members join us who represent
linguistically & culturally diverse as well
as neurodiverse backgrounds. We are currently involved
in multiple research projects, many of which use classroom video
observations to identify classroom- and teacher-level supports
that are related to student active engagement and learning.