Melissa Dubie is a research associate with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism and the Center for Health Equity at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Dubie’s teaching background spans across several disability areas and in many roles (special education teacher, consultant, and coordinator). Currently as an education consultant at Indiana Resource Center for Autism, her focus is on collaborating with autism leaders, training; plus, coaching on evidence-based practices in schools. Dubie’s work at CHE includes researching disparities for people with intellectual developmental disabilities related to sexual health education and creating materials to expand individual’s knowledge. Dubie’s work is widely disseminated across various outlets, such as articles, autism meetings, listserv, presentations, and co-authoring a book.
Dubie holds a Bachelor’s degree in special education from Indiana State University, a Master’s Degree in special education from Ball State University, and a special education administration certification from Indiana University.
I enjoy networking with autism leaders across the state of Indiana; learning from one another about strategies to support individuals with ASD to be successful. Additionally, it is exciting to me to work in a school/district with the educators as they learn to implement evidence-based practices. The smiles on their faces are priceless as they expand their own knowledge. My work on creating a curriculum on comprehensive sexual health is now being expanded to reach individuals with intellectual development disabilities.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Evidence Based Practices
- Puberty and Sexual Health Education
- Dubie, M. (2019). Applying the Ziggurat and CAPS model in your school district.
- Dubie, M. (2019). Group work in a general education classroom for students with ASD.
- Davies, C., & Dubie, M. (2015). Having “THE” talk with your child with ASD. The Reporter, 19(10).
- Dubie, M. (2014). Charting the course: A family toolkit to help youth with autism navigate sexuality and relationships. Danya International.
- Davies, C., & Dubie, M., (2011). Intimate relationships and sexual health: A curriculum for teaching adolescents/adults with high functioning autism spectrum disorders and other social challenges. Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Awards and Honors
- Certified Ziggurat Trainer, PEERS Certified® School-Based Training