Kate Szidon is with the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Waisman Center. She earned her M.S. in Special Education at the University of Oregon through a specialized training program in Transition. Prior to this, she spent twelve years teaching in the state of Oregon. Her experiences in special education include providing technical assistance and support to a medium-sized school district in Albany, Oregon. She also was a special education teacher in a variety of settings and roles including High School Transition Coordinator, Autism Teacher for both elementary and middle school, and Reading and Math Support Teacher for all levels of school-age students. Kate's work interests are program development in autism, Transition, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Functional Behavior Assessment.