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Faculty of Community Services

Angela Valeo


BSc, BEd, MEd, PhD


416-979-5000, ext. 7696

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Inclusive education.
  • Educational Assessment.


I have been at Ryerson University since 2005. Before that I had many years of elementary school teaching in Toronto. My area of expertise concerns the inclusion of children with disabilities in elementary schools. I am currently interested in work on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Research Interests:

Research interests

  • Inclusion of students with disabilities in pre-schools and elementary school classrooms.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Current Courses:

Teaching responsibilities:

  • CLD 102: Observation
  • CLD 342: Assessment for Programming

Teaching interests:

  • Assessment of children with Autism.
  • Programming for children with Autism

Selected Publications:

Papers in refereed journals:

  • Valeo, A. & Underwood, K. (2015).  Analysis of Special Education Tribunal outcomes using Luhmann's Systems Theory.  International Journal of Special Education, 30(1), 4-14
  • Underwood, K., Chan, C., Koller, D. & Valeo, A. (2015).  Understanding young children's capabilities.  Approaches to interviews with young children experiencing disability.  Child Care in Practice.
    DOI: 10. 1080/12575279.1037249
  • Fuller-Thomson, E., Mehta, R., & Valeo, A. (2014). Establishing a link between Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and childhood physical abuse. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 23(2), 188-198.
  • Underwood, K., Valeo, A., Wood, R. (2012). Understanding Inclusive Early Childhood Education: A capability approach. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 13(4). (in press)
  • Lee, N., & Valeo, A. (2011).Teacher preparedness for a changing demographic. TESL Canada Journal, 28(2), 105-128.
  • Valeo, A. (2010). “Be strong, know what you need:” A narrative on inclusive leadership.  “in education, 16(2). (19 pages)
  • Kediye, F., Valeo, A., & Berman, R. (2009). Somali-Canadian mothers’ experiences  parenting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 11(1), 211-223. (12 pages)
  • Valeo, A. (2008). Inclusive education support systems: Teacher and administrator  views. International Journal of Special Education23(2), 8-16. (8 pages)

Position Currently Held:

Associate Professor

Creative Activity
Awards and Honours

Contact details

Office details

  • Office location: KHS 363-E, Kerr Hall South
  • Hours available: By appointment.