Journal Articles (selected):
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Ailey, S. H., Miller, A. M., Heller, T. & Smith, E. V. (2006). Evaluating an interpersonal model of depression among adults with Downs syndrome. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 20(3), 229-246.
Balcazar, F., Taylor-Ritzler, T., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Willis, C. & Garcia, E. (2007). Building the capacity of community organizations to more effectively serve minorities with disabilities. The Community Psychologist, 40(1), 11-14.
Balcazar, F. E., Davies, G. L., Viggers, D., & Tranter, D. (2006), Goal attainment scaling as an effective strategy to assess the outcomes of mentoring programs for troubled youth. International Journal of School Disaffection, 4(1).
Birman, D. & Taylor-Ritzler, T. (2007). Acculturation and psychological distress among adolescent immigrants from the former Soviet Union: Exploring the mediating effect of family relationships. Journal of Cultural and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13(4), 337-346.
Britner, P. A., Balcazar, F. E., Blechman, E. A., Blinn-Pike, L., & Larose, S. (2006). Mentoring special populations. Journal of Community Psychology, 34(6), 747-763.
Caldwell, J. & Heller, T. (2007). Longitudinal outcomes of a consumer-directed program supporting adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 45 (3), 161-173.
Caldwell, J. (2007). Experiences of families with relatives with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a consumer directed support program. Disability & Society, 22, 549-562.
Carr, M., (2006). Adapting an Exercise Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities. ACSM's Certified News, 16(4), 9-10.
Chevarley, F. M., Thierry, J. M., Gill, C. J., Ryerson, A. B., & Nosek, M. A. (2006). Health, preventive health care, and health care access among women with disabilities in the 1994-1995 National Health Interview Survey, Supplement on Disability. Women's Health Issues, 16(6), 297-312.
Davidson, P. W., Henderson, C. M., Janicki, M. P., Robinson, L. M., Bishop, K. M., Wells, A., Garroway, J., & Wexler, O. (2008). Ascertaining health-related information on adults with intellectual disabilities: Development and field testing of the Rochester Health Status Survey. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 5, 12-23.
Davis, L. (2007). Deafness and the Riddle of Identity. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(9), 6.
Davis, L. (2006). Play it Again, Sam, and Again: Obsession and Art. Journal of Visual Culture, 5(2), 242-266.
Devlieger, P., Albrecht, G., & Hertz, M. (2007). The production of disability culture among young African-American men. Social Science & Medicine, 64(9), pp. 1948-1959.
Esbensen, A.J., Seltzer, M.M., & Greenberg, J.S. (2006). Depressive symptoms of adults with mild to moderate intellectual disability and their relation to maternal well being. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 3(4), 229-237.
Fowler, E. G., Kolobe, T. H. A., Damiano, D. L., Thorpe, D. L., Morgan, D. L., Brunstrom, J. E., Coster, W. J., Henderson, R. C., Pitetti, K. H., Rimmer, J. H., Rose, J., & Stevenson, R. D. (2007). Promotion of physical fitness and prevention of secondary conditions for children with cerebral palsy: Section on pediatrics research Summit proceedings. Physical Therapy, 87, 1495-1510.
Fox, M. H., White, G. W., Rooney, C., & Rowland, J. L. (2007). Disaster preparedness and response for persons with mobility impairments: Results from the University of Kansas nobody left behind study. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 17(4), 196-205.
Fujiura, G.T. (2007). The demography of intellectual disabilities: What the beans tell us. Insight, 1(4), 12-20.
Fujiura, G. T. (2006). Lessons drawn from the critique of the Hissom closure evaluation. Mental Retardation, 44, 372-375.
Fujiura, G. T. & Parish, S. (2007). Emerging policy challenges in intellectual disabilities. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13, 188-194.
Fujiura, G. T. & Parish, S. (2007). Thinking in time: Emerging policy issues in intellectual disabilities. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13.
Garcia, E., Balcazar, F. & Taylor-Ritzler, T. (2007). Analysis of case managers' support of youth with disabilities transitioning from school to work. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 26, 129-140.
Garcia-Iriarte, E., Kramer, J. C., Kramer, J. M., & Hammel, J. (2008). 'Who did what?': A participatory action research project to increase group capacity for advocacy. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22(1), 10-22.
Gill, C. G. (2006). Disability, constructed vulnerability, and socially conscious palliative care. Journal of Palliative Care, 22(3), 183-189.
Hammel, J., Jones, R., Gossett, A. & Morgan E. (2006). Examining barriers and supports to community living and participation after a stroke from a participatory action research approach. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 13, 43-58.
Helfrich, C.A., Fujiura, G.T., & Rutkowski-Kmitta, V. (2008). Mental health disorders and functioning of women in domestic violence shelters. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23, 437-453.
Heller, T. & Caldwell, J. (2006). Supporting aging caregivers and adults with developmental disabilities in future planning. Mental Retardation, 44(3), 189-202.
Heller, T., Caldwell, J. & Factor, A. (2007). Aging family caregivers: Policies and practices. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13(2), 136-142.
Heller, T. (2008). Report of the state of the science in aging with developmental disabilities: Charting lifespan trajectories and supportive environments for health community living symposium. Disability and Health Journal, 1(3), 127-130.
Heller, T. & Factor, A. (2008). Family support and intergenerational caregiving: Report from the state of the science in aging with developmental disabilities conference. Disability and Health Journal, 1(3), 131-135.
Heller, T., Janicki, M., Marks, B., Hammel, J., & Factor, A. (2008). State of the science symposium on aging and developmental disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 5(4), 286-288.
Hernandez, B., McCullough, S., Balcazar, F.E., & Keys, C. (2008). Accessibility of public accommodations in three ethnic minority communities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.
Hernandez, B., Balcazar, F. E., Keys, C. B.,Hidalgo, M.A., & Rosen, J. (2006). Taking it to the streets: Ethnic minorities with disabilities seek community inclusion. Community Development, 37(3), 13-25.
Hiss, B. & Lawson, V. A. (2006). Disability Awareness and Customer Service. ACSM's Certified News, 16(4), 2-4.
Janicki, M.P., Henderson, C.M., & Rubin , L. (2008). Neurodevelopmental conditions and aging: Report on the Atlanta Study Group Charrette on Neurodevelopmental Conditions and Aging. Disability and Health, 1, 116-124.
Jurkowski, J. (2008). Photovoice as participatory action research tool for engaging people with intellectual disabilities in research and program development. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 46, 1-11.
Kirschner, K. L. (2006). Unequal stakeholders: "For you, it's an academic exercise; For me, it's my life." Invited Peer Commentary in response to Wojtaskiewicz, ME. Damage compounded: Disparities, distrust and disparate impact in end-of-life conflict resolution policies. American Journal of Bioethics, 6(5), 30-32.
Kothari S. & Kirschner, K. L. (2006). Abandoning the golden rule: The problem with putting ourselves in the patient's place. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 13(4), 68-73.
Liang, H., Tomey, K., Chen, D., Savar, N.L., Rimmer, J., & Braunschweig, C. (2008). Objective measures of neighborhood environment and self-reported physical activity in spinal cord injured men. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89, 1468-1473.
Magana, S., & Smith, M. J. (2006). Health outcomes of older mothers of color with children who have developmental disabilities. Mental Retardation. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 44, 224-235.
Marks, B. (2007). Cultural competence revisited: Nursing students with disabilities. Journal of Nursing Education, 46, 70-74.
McDonald, K. E., Keys, C. B., & Balcazar, F. E. (2007). Disability, race/ethnicity and gender: Themes of cultural oppression, acts of individual resistance. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 145-161.
Minkler, M., Hammel, J., Gill, C., Magasi, S., Bristo, M. & Coleman, D. (2008). Community-based participatory research in disability and long term care policy: A case study. Journal of Disability Policy Studies (19)2, pp. 114-126.
Mirza, M., Anandan, N. Madnick, F., & Hammel, J. (2006). A participatory program evaluation of a systems change program to improve access to information technology by people with disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(19), 1185-1199.
Mitchell, D. T. & Snyder, S. L. (2006). Masquerades of Impairment: Charity as a Confidence Game. Leviathan, 8(1), 35-60.
Mojtahedi, M., Boblick, P., Rimmer, J., Rowland, J., Jones, R., & Braunschweig, C. (2008). Environmental barriers to and availability of healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities living in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Arch Phys Med Rehab 89, 2174-2179.
Munger, K. M., Gill, C. J., Ormond, K. O. & Kirschner, K.K. (2007). The next exclusion debate: Assessing technology, ethics, and intellectual disability after the human genome project. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13(2), 121-128.
Riley, B.B., Rimmer, J.H., Wang, E. and Schiller, W.J. (2008). A Conceptual Framework for Improving the Accessibility of Fitness and Recreation Facilities for People with Disabilities. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 5(1), 158-168.
Riley, B. B., Conrad, K. J., Bezruczko, N. B., & Dennis, M. L. (2007). Relative precision, efficiency and construct validity of different starting and stopping rules for a computerized adaptive test: The GAIN Substance Problem Scale. Journal of Applied Measurement, 8(1), 48-64.
Rimmer, J. H., Wang, E., Smith, D. S. (2008). Barriers associated with exercise and community access for individuals with stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 45, 315-322.
Rimmer, J. H., Wolfe, L. A., Sinclair, L. B., Armour, B. S. (2007). Physical activity among adults with a disability-United States, 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 56, 1021-1024.
Rimmer, J. (2006). Building inclusive physical activity communities for people with vision loss. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 100 (Special Supplement).
Rimmer, J. H. (2006). Use of the ICF in identifying factors that impact participation in physical activity among people with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation, 28, 1087-1095.
Rimmer, J.H. & Rowland, J.L. (2008). Health promotion for people with disabilities: Implications for empowering the person and promoting disability-friendly environments. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2, 409-420.
Rimmer, J.H. & Rowland, J.L. (2008). Physical activity for youth with disabilities: A critical need in an underserved population. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 11, 141-148.
Rimmer, J. H., & Schiller, W. J. (2006). Future directions in exercise and recreation technology for people with spinal cord injury and other disabilities: Perspectives from the rehabilitation engineering research center on recreational technologies and exercise physiology for people with disabilities. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 11, 82-93.
Rimmer, J. H., & Yamaki, Y. (2006). Obesity and intellectual disability. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Reviews, 12, 22-27.
Rimmer, J. H., Riley, B., Wang, E, & Rauworth, A. (2005). Accessibility of health clubs for people with mobility disabilities and visual impairments. American Journal of Public Health, 95, 2022-2028.
Rizzolo, M.C., Hemp, R., Braddock, D. & Schindler, A. (2009). Family support services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Recent national trends. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 47(2), 152-55.
Rizzolo, M., Heller, T., Braddock, D. (2005). Determinants of State Utilization of Public Institutions for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the United States. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago. [This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities: complete citation information for the final version of the paper, as published in the print edition of Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, is available on the Blackwell Synergy online delivery service, accessible via the journal's website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/jppid or www.blackwell-synergy.com Full article (PDF Word)
Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Balcazar, F. E., Taylor-Ritzler, T. (in press). Using the internet to conduct research with culturally diverse populations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Balcazar, F. E., Taylor-Ritzler, T., & Garcia-Irirarte, E. (in press). Capacity building and empowerment: A panacea and a challenge for agency-university engagement. Gateways: International Journal of Community Engagement and Research.
Taylor-Ritzler, T., Balcazar, F., Dimpfl, S., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Willis, C., & Schiff, R. (in press). Cultural competence training with organizations serving people with disabilities from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Taylor-Ritzler, T., Balcazar, F., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., & Garcia-Iriarte, E. (2008). Conducting disability research with people from diverse ethnic groups: Challenges and opportunities. Journal of Rehabilitation, 74(1), 4-11.
Taylor-Ritzler, T. (2007). A grounded theory of first high school dropout for urban, ethnic minority teenage mothers with learning disabilities. The Community Psychologist, 40(2), 18-20.
Wang, K. Y., Hsieh, K., Heller, T., Davidson, P. W. & Janicki, M. (2007). Carer reports of health status among adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Taiwan living at home and in institutions. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 51(3), 173-183.