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Robin Roscigno, Ph.D.

Professional Learning Specialist
Indiana University Indianapolis
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Dr. Robin Roscigno is a Professional Learning Specialist at the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center). Robin has over 15 years of experience in Pre-K-12 and higher education teaching and special education advocacy work. Robin earned her Ph.D. in Education, Theory, Organization, and Policy from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education in 2023. Her research focuses on dismantling ableist logics in schooling for neurodivergent students.

Dr. Roscigno is a distinguished public speaker, consultant, and advocate on the topic of neurodiversity and autism intervention. Her public scholarship has been featured by TEDx, Ms. Magazine, and Rolling Stone and has reached millions of viewers through her social media outlet, AuTeach, where she produced content for parents and educators about neurodiversity-affirming practices. Most recently, she was selected to speak to the United Nations on World Autism Day alongside a panel of Autistic advocates and activists. Her academic work has been published in Educational Studies, The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, and The International Journal of Disability Studies in Education.

Robin has served on the boards of the Society for Disability Studies, American Educational Studies Association, and the equity advisory board to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Robin was awarded the Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholar in Disability Studies by the Society for Disability Studies in 2019. She brings her extensive experience in facilitating and designing learning experiences to her work at the MAP Center.  

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