Helen Rottier

Graduate Research Assistant and ASPiE Student Coordinator


Helen Rottier is an autistic and disabled PhD student in disability studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research is focused on accessibility and support for autistic and neurodivergent students and faculty in academic environments, including a national survey on student experiences launched in January. She is also the student coordinator for the Autism Spectrum People in Education (ASPiE) peer mentoring program which supports students from multiple colleges and universities in the Chicago area. Helen has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and gender and women’s studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.