Category Archive: Social Policy

Soliciting feedback on talk about impact of Trump administration on people with disabilities

I’m looking forward to giving at talk on the potential impact of the Trump administration on disability policy and people with disabilities in general.  I’ve drawn on the expertise of these disability experts and colleagues:… Continue reading

An easy bridge to build for supporting children with disabilities in Russia and the United States

As I arrived in Moscow for the first time in 33 years, I wondered what kind of bridge I might need to build between me and my new colleagues.  We were all interested… Continue reading

“Twinkies for Breakfast” to be published in an anthology on sisterhood!

I am thrilled to announce that a new version of my essay, “Twinkies for Breakfast,” will soon be published as a chapter in the anthology entitled: Sisters Born, Sisters Found: Voices on Sisterhood from… Continue reading

My response to the National Council on Disability’s (wonderful) new report on parents with disabilities

Earlier this morning, the National Council on Disability (NCD) co-sponsored a congressional briefing on ensuring the rights of parents with disabilities. Co-sponsors included the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers and the… Continue reading

On the “transitional-aged youth” concept

There is a growing consensus amongst youth services practitioners and scholars that the line between youth and adulthood is more demarcated than it might be when it comes to the way our social… Continue reading

On "fear management" in child protection work with undocumented families

Interested in child welfare practice with non-citizen immigrant families?  Finding only a nascent literature base?  Well, you may be happy to hear that new work is coming out on the topic in 2012. … Continue reading

Child welfare-involved youth with intellectual disabilities: Pathways into and placements in foster care

As I have worked to merge my interests in disability and child welfare, I have started to draw on data from the Adoption and Foster Care Reporting System (AFCARS).  Recently, I worked with… Continue reading

On the recent social service worker death in Massachusetts: Work to create a culture of safety

Last week, we received the horrible news that a young woman working in a community residence for people with mental illness had been murdered by a resident in that residence.  Click here or… Continue reading

New article coming out on substance use disorder treatment access, intellectual disability

Coming out in the October 2010 issue of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: Medicaid-covered alcohol and drug treatment use among people with intellectual disabilities: Evidence of disparities For some, community inclusion facilitates access to alcohol and… Continue reading

Foster youth with intellectual disabilities, permanency planning goals and case outcomes

Just gave a talk at the National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy on permanency planning and foster care outcomes for children with and without intellectual disabilities…someone snapped this photo, interesting… Continue reading

Family violence and women with disabilities

Violence against women is identified as a top human rights issue by women with disabilities, a population that is more likely to experience intimate partner violence (IPV) than their counterparts without disabilities. Existing… Continue reading

Access to substance abuse treatment for youth with intellectual disabilities

Very psyched – the first of my dissertation-based articles is out!  The abstract is listed below, but you can access the full article from the Journal of Disability Policy Studies at this link.… Continue reading