Iva Strnadová is an associate professor in the School of Education at UNSW Australia. She also holds an honorary position in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Since 2005, Iva has conducted more than twenty different research projects at national and international levels. She has published two professional studies books in the field of special education, co-authored eight other books, and co-edited two books. Prior to her academic career, Iva worked for 7 years with adults with intellectual disabilities and with autism. As part of the School of Education's Special and Inclusive Education Research Group (SIERG), her ongoing research interests include transitions in the lives of people with disabilities, the lifespan experiences of families caring for a child with a disability, and the well-being of people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Her interests also include inclusive education, use of assistive technology by people with disabilities, and women with intellectual disabilities.