Step Up AT is an evidence-based customizable program that coaches teachers, teacher assistants, teacher support specialists, school districts, and other agencies to adopt evidence-based assistive technology (AT) practices shown to improve early literacy outcomes for young children (ages 3-5) with disabilities.

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Gabrielle “Gabby” Balzano

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Gabrielle “Gabby” Balzano, M.S.


Gabrielle “Gabby” Balzano, M.S., is a research assistant and doctoral student in special education at the University of Miami. Gabby previously worked as a research assistant for the University of Miami’s Community Education and Wellbeing Research Center with City Pay it Forward, a nonprofit organization. She has previous work experience in the fields of Applied Behavior Analysis as an ABA therapist and therapist supervisor for the University of Miami’s IBIS clinic. Prior to receiving her master’s degree from the University of Miami in Applied Behavior Analysis, she worked as a human resources wealth management summer analyst. Gabby is interested in early intervention for individuals diagnosed with autism or related neurodevelopmental disorders and inclusion classroom instruction for teachers and preservice teachers.