Rachel Cagliani is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia in the department of Communication Sciences and Special Education. Before completing her PhD, she was a public school teacher. Dr. Cagliani is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her research addresses the educational needs and life skills of individuals with severe autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Accepting Applications for Graduate Students for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Areas of Expertise

  • Adapted Curriculum
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Profound Autism
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Single-case research design


  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Toilet Training



  •  Ph.D. in Adapted Curriculum, 2017
    University of Georgia
  •  M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education, 2013
    University of Georgia