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Dr. Veronica Fleury is an assistant professor of Special Education in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University. Her research focuses on optimizing learning opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), specifically by: (1) exploring how core behavioral characteristics of ASD promote or inhibit students’ ability to participate in learning activities; (2) identifying and validating instructional strategies to address academic and social-communication difficulties for young children with ASD; and (3) understanding how to promote the adoption of evidence-based practices for individuals with ASD in school and community settings.
Prior to joining the FSU faculty, Dr. Fleury was an assistant professor of special education at the University of Minnesota where she also served as the coordinator for the autism teacher licensure and master’s degree program. Dr. Fleury earned her doctorate in special education from the University of Washington and was awarded an Institution of Education Sciences postdoctoral research fellowship focused on autism intervention research with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Fleury has worked with young children with ASD, their families, and school personnel for over 15 years. Her experience includes teaching in inclusive preschool classrooms and autism extended day programs, providing behavioral consultation for home programs, and conducting research in school, home, and clinical settings. Her intervention work with young children with ASD is grounded in applied behavior analysis.