Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

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Published in Association with TASH

Stacy K. Dymond University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

eISSN: 21692408 | ISSN: 15407969 | Current volume: 42 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
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Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), published in association with TASH, is a critically acclaimed and widely read scientific journal in the field of disabilities. RPSD publishes breakthrough articles on such topics as inclusion, augmentative and alternative communication, supported living, supported employment, early childhood issues, self-advocacy, positive behavioral supports, disability rights and issues of concern to families. This journal is the most influential vehicle for progressive research in the disability field. Published quarterly, RPSD occasionally focuses on special topics, such as cultural competency, covered by many of the most notable authors and researchers in the field.
Managing Editor
Shari L. Hopkins University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Editors
Susan R. Copeland University of New Mexico at Albuquerque
James W. Halle University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Donna H. Lehr Boston University
Fred Spooner University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Statistical Consultant
Joe Robinson-Cimpian New York University
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Martin Agran University of Wyoming
Paul Alberto Georgia State University
Jacki L. Anderson California State University - East Bay
Linda Bambara Lehigh University
Wendy K. Berg University of Iowa
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Charles Dukes Florida Atlantic University
Glen Dunlap University of Nevada, Reno
V. Mark Durand University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
Susan Etscheidt University of Northern Iowa
Ian M. Evans Massey University, New Zealand
Mary A. Falvey California State University - Los Angeles
Dianne Ferguson Chapman University
Philip Ferguson Chapman University
Lise Fox University of South Florida
Kathleen Gee California State University - Sacramento
Eva Horn University of Kansas, USA
Robert Horner University of Oregon
Melissa Hudson East Carolina University
Pam Hunt San Francisco State University
Lewis Jackson University of Northern Colorado
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Tim Knoster Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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Pat Mirenda University of British Columbia, Canada
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Christine Salisbury University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
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