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Sarah Hurwitz
Assistant Professor
W.W. Wright Education Building Room 3216
Phone : (812) 856-8134
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Department:  Curriculum and Instruction
Affiliations:  Special Education
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About Me | Degrees


My research centers around interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am interested in finding solutions for behavior issues, developing social interaction skills, and improving conversational language for children and adolescents with ASD.

Before getting my PhD, I worked in the field with students with special needs as a special education teacher, the inclusion specialist for children with Autism at FPG Child Development Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, and an interventionist at a private therapy center. More recently, I have been conducting autism research, including a postdoctoral fellowship and a social skills research study at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

In addition, I love to travel and to explore outdoor markets everywhere I go.

Current Projects and Grants

  • Are there really pivotal skills for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

  • Spencer Foundation Small Grant, "Disability, Discipline, and Disparities: Does Special Education Help or Hurt Disadvantaged Students?”

  • Indiana University Collaborative Research Grant (IUCRG), "Development of a Novel Technology-based Self-regulation Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder." Website:
  • Proffitt Endowment Grant, “The Autism Social Self-Reflection Project: Can social skills generalize outside of the lab?”




PhD, Special Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MA, Special Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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