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Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

eISSN: 15384829 | ISSN: 10883576 | Current volume: 39 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (FOCUS) offers practical educational and treatment suggestions for teachers, trainers, and parents of persons with autism or other pervasive developmental disabilities. FOCUS offers original research reports, position papers reflecting diverse philosophical and theoretical positions, effective intervention procedures, descriptions of successful programs, and media reviews.

All issues of Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities are available to browse online. Published by the Hammill Institute on Disabilities and SAGE in association with the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities of The Council for Exceptional Children.

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities addresses issues concerning individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. Manuscripts reflect a wide range of disciplines, including education, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, social work, and related areas. The journal’s editorial staff seeks manuscripts from diverse philosophical and theoretical positions.

Kevin M. Ayres University of Georgia, USA
K. Alisa Lowrey University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Associate Editors
Aleksandra Hollingshead University of Idaho, USA
Jordan Shurr Queen's University, Canada
Founding Editor
Richard Simpson University of Kansas, USA
Statistical Consultant
Editorial Assistants
Tyler-Curtis Elliott University of Georgia, USA
Natalie Morris University of Georgia, USA
Consulting Editors
Diane Adreon University of Miami, USA
Charlotte Alverson University of Oregon, USA
Monica Bellon-Harn Lamar University, USA
Rhonda Black University of Hawaii, USA
Andrew Bondy Pyramid Educational Consultants, India
Emily C. Bouck Michigan State University, USA
Michael Brady Florida Atlantic University, USA
Mathew E. Brock Ohio State University, USA
Tom Buggey The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, USA
Joanne Cafiero Johns Hopkins University, USA
Rachel Cagliani University of Georgia, USA
Yvonne Carey University of Illinois, USA
Christine Carnahan University of Cincinnati, USA
Zhen Chai California State University, Northridge, USA
Laura Chezan Old Dominion University, USA
Su-Je Cho Fordham University, USA
Kathleen Cook Augustana University, USA
Susan Copeland University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA
Ginerva Courtade University of Louisville, USA
Evan Dart University of South Florida, USA
Amanda E. DiGangi Arizona State University, USA
Teresa Taber Doughty University of Texas Arlington, USA
Karen Douglas Illinois State University, USA
Sarah Douglas Michigan State University, USA
Scott Dueker Ball State University, USA
Karen Erickson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Anya Evmenova George Mason University, USA
Cindy Gevarter University of New Mexico, USA
Rachel Goin-Kochel Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Deborah Griswold The University of Kansas, USA
Kyoung Gun Han Dankook University, Republic of Korea
Taku Hagiwara Hokkaido University of Education - Asahikawa, Japan
Jennifer Hall-Lande University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, USA
Joshua Harrower California State University-Monterey Bay, USA
Richard P. Hastings University of Warwick, UK
Robert Horner University of Oregon, USA
Sarah Howorth University of Maine, USA
Michelle L. Ivey University of Houston, USA
Jesse "Woody" Johnson Northern Illinois University, USA
Antonis Katsiyannis Clemson University, USA
Ryan Kellems Brigham Young University, USA
Kimberly Kroeger-Geoppinger Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA
Suzanne Kucharczyk University of Arkansas, USA
Justin Lane University of Kentucky, USA
Jennifer R. Ledford Vanderbilt University, USA
Tim Lewis University of Missouri, USA
Elizabeth Lorah University of Arkansas, USA
Richmond G. Mancil Louisiana Tech University, USA
Hedda Meadan University of Illinois, USA
Pamela J. Mims East Tennessee State University, USA
Linda C. Murdock University of Montevallo, USA
Mark O'Reilly University of Texas at Austin, USA
Bill Ogletree Western Carolina University, Bardo Distinguished Professor
Robert C. Pennington University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Tony Plotner University of South Carolina, USA
Keith C. Radley III University of Utah, USA
John Rapp Auburn University, USA
Judy Reaven University of Colorado, USA
Brian Reichow University of Connecticut, USA
Jenny Root Florida State University, USA
Andrea Ruppar University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Melissa Savage University of North Texas, USA
Jack Scott Florida Atlantic University, USA
Sally Shepley University of Kentucky, USA
Alice Shillingsburg Marcus Autism Center, USA
Jeff Sigafoos Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Rosanne Silberman Hunter College, CUNY, USA
Christina A. Simmons Rowan University, USA
Sara Snyder James Madison University, USA
Amy D. Spriggs University of Kentucky, USA
Robert Stodden University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Julie Thompson Texas A&M University, USA
Matthew Tincani Temple University, USA
Jason C. Travers Temple University, USA
Leonard Troughton University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Christopher Tullis Georgia State University, USA
Virginia Walker University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA
Paul Wehman Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Kelly Whalon Florida State University, USA
John J. Wheeler East Tennessee State University, USA
Erinn Whiteside Texas A&M University, USA
Gulnoza Yakubova University of Maryland, USA
Mitchell L. Yell University of South Carolina, USA
Dianne Zager Ph.D. Consulting LLC, USA
Katie Zimmerman University of Kansas, USA
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    Dr. Kevin Ayres
    The University of Georgia
    Communication Sciences and Special Education
    557 Aderhold Hall
    Athens, Georgia 30602
    Phone: 706-583-8090


    Dr. K. Alisa Lowrey
    University of Southern Mississippi
    Dept. of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
    J.B. George Building (JBG), 143
    118 College Drive, #5057
    Hattiesburg, MS 39406
    Phone: 601-266-4331

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