- Ph.D. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2007
Department of Teaching and Leadership: Special Education
- C.A.S. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2005
Department of Cultural Foundations of Education: Disability Studies
- M.Ed. University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2001
Department of Education: Special Education
Concentration: Severe Disabilities
- B.A. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 1996
Major: Sociology; Minor: History
Zachary Rossetti is a former special education teacher and inclusion facilitator from New Hampshire. He was an Assistant Professor in the Elementary/Special Education program at Providence College for four years before joining the Special Education program at Boston University. His research emphasizes the belonging of people with disabilities, and it focuses on school and community inclusion, social relationships in schools, and augmentative and alternative communication methods. He is also interested in pre-service teacher perceptions of diversity (including disability), family/sibling experiences, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and cultural representations of disability.
- Introduction to Special Education
- Teaching Students with Special Needs
- Classroom and Behavior Management
- Rossetti, Z. (2011). “That’s how we do it”: Friendship work between high school students with and without autism or developmental disability. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 36(1-2), 23-33.
- Rossetti, Z. (2011). Helping or hindering: The role of secondary educators in facilitating friendship opportunities among students with and without autism or developmental disability. International Journal of Inclusive Education, First published on: 20 June 2011 (iFirst).
- Rossetti, Z., & Goessling, D. (2010). The role of paraeducators in facilitating friendships between high school students with and without autism or other developmental disabilities. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 42(6), 64-70.
- Rossetti, Z. (2009). Don’t apologize for being a brother. In D. Meyer (Ed.) Thicker than water: Essays by adult siblings of people with disabilities (pp. 42-47). Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
- Rossetti, Z., Ashby, C., Arndt, K., Chadwick, M., & Kasahara, M. (2008). “I like others to not try to fix me”: Agency, independence, and autism. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 46, 364-375.
- Tashie, C., & Rossetti, Z. (2007). Supporting friendships for all students. In M. F. Giangreco & M. B. Doyle (Eds.) Quick guides to inclusion: Ideas for educating students with disabilities, 2nd Edition (pp. 47-60). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
- Tashie, C., Shapiro-Barnard, S., & Rossetti, Z. (2006). Seeing the charade: What we need to do and undo to make friendships happen. Nottingham: Inclusive Solutions UK Limited.
- Biklen, D., & Rossetti, Z. (Producers and Directors). (2005). My classic life as an artist: A portrait of Larry Bissonnette [Video Documentary]. United States: The Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies, Syracuse University.
- Rossetti, Z. (December, 2011). Helping or hindering: Educator influence on social opportunities in inclusive settings. Presentation at the TASH Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
- Rossetti, Z. (November, 2011). Educator strategies for facilitating friendship opportunities between students with and without intellectual disabilities. Presentation at the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress 8th Annual Educators Forum, Worcester, MA.
- Rossetti, Z., & Goessling, D. (September, 2010). Facilitating social skills and friendship: Working one-on-one with students with autism. Webinar given for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
- Rossetti, Z., & Goessling, D. (June, 2010). Friendship facilitation strategies for high school students with and without autism or other developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), Providence, RI.
- Rossetti, Z. (April, 2010). Paraeducator strategies and implementation techniques for facilitating adolescent friendships. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Nashville, TN.