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Leslie Bross The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Leslie Bross is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte. She serves as the director of the Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) program at UNC Charlotte. Leslie earned her doctoral degree from the University of Kansas in 2019 with an emphasis in evidence-based practices and ASD. Her primary research interest is examining ways to support individuals with ASD during their transition to adulthood in the areas of postsecondary education, competitive employment, and community integration. Prior to her experiences in higher education, Leslie was a special education teacher for six years in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She taught social skills for secondary students with ASD and established a community-based employment program. She also taught English as a second language in Nagasaki, Japan and Barcelona, Spain.