Lisa Ruble
Lisa Ruble
Earl F. Smith Distinguished Professor in Special Education and Autism
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About Lisa Ruble

Dr. Ruble is a clinician-researcher who develops and tests interventions with implementation in mind for improved quality of life and educational/treatment outcomes of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, caregivers, and educators. Dr. Ruble has published more than 70 peer-reviewed research papers, books, and book chapters, which are available online. She is on the editorial board of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders and serves as a grant reviewer for agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

She is the co-developer of COMPASS — an evidence-based parent-teacher consultation intervention that improves the special education outcomes of students with autism spectrum disorder. COMPASS have been evaluated with support from four NIH funded studies. For more information about COMPASS and how to access COMPASS for your schools or students, contact the Autism Services Research Group on their website or email Dr. Ruble at

With funding from Institute of Education Sciences, Dr. Ruble and study collaborators Dr. Salyers and McGrew from IUPUI are evaluating the effectiveness of a special education teacher burnout and wellness intervention called BREATHE-EASE.