Amy Accardo is an associate professor in the Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education Department at Rowan University where she coordinates the PhD in education program. Accardo’s scholarly activities focus on promoting equitable education opportunities for autistic young adults and working with neurodiverse students, faculty, and staff to implement inclusive pedagogy and practices on campus. She has published numerous articles and presented research nationally on autism and topics including college access, literacy, teacher preparation, and mental health. Accardo is founder of the AERA Autism Spectrum Research Committee. She holds a master’s degree from Drexel University and a doctoral degree in special education from Arcadia University.