Dr. Helen McCabe has joined Daemen College as an associate professor of education. In this role, she focuses on special education and early childhood special education. She is passionate about teacher education for students interested in special education at any level, and her primary teaching experience has involved working with students with disabilities up to age 6.
McCabe spent 10 years teaching undergraduate and graduate students, before turning her focus on working with children with autism, their families, and teachers. She has also provided training and support to hundreds of families and teachers in China through a non-profit organization that she co-founded, the Five Project on International Autism and Disability Support.
Her collaboration with educational organizations in China continues, with training and support now being provided remotely. Her research focuses on education and support for children with autism and their families both in the U.S. and China.
McCabe earned a doctorate in special education and international education policy studies at Indiana University, a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Middlebury College.
McCabe loves dogs and recently welcomed a new addition to her family, a Leonberger puppy.