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Michaelene M. Ostrosky

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Throughout her career, she has been involved in research and dissemination on inclusion and the acceptance of children with disabilities, social emotional competence, social interaction interventions, and challenging behavior. Professor Ostrosky is a former editor of DEC's practitioner journal, Young Exceptional Children (YEC), and the co-editor of several YEC monographs. She is a co-author of the Making Friends book (2016), highlighting strategies to support the acceptance of children with disabilities in inclusive kindergarten-2nd grade classrooms.