Call for Papers on Diversity – RPSD

CALL FOR PAPERS– Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities 

Announcing an upcoming special issue on diversity and individuals with severe disabilities.

Are you interested in persons with severe disabilities? Are you looking for a publishing opportunity? Why not publish in RPSD?


About the journal- Our critically acclaimed Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (formerly JASH) is one of the most respected scientific journals in the field of disabilities. The Journal carries more articles on such topics as inclusion, augmentative and alternative communication, supported living, supported employment, issues of early childhood, self-advocacy, disability rights, and issues of concern to families, than any other publication available today. The Journal is the premier vehicle for the dissemination of progressive research in the disability field.

About this issue– The title of this issue will be, Diversity: What we know, what we need to know, and what we need to do. This issue will cover a wide variety of topic areas-collaboration with professionals (e.g., healthcare professionals), teacher education, adult services, early intervention, secondary education, assessment, and positive behavior support. Our intent is to report on the current knowledge base regarding issues of diversity and, most importantly, to begin serious exploration into what diversity means for the development of services, supports, and its impact on the development of future practice and policy for persons with severe disabilities from diverse backgrounds.

Important Dates and Deadlines– Articles for this issue must be submitted by August 17, 2009 via email to one of the contacts listed below. 

 Author guidelines– Author guidelines for the journal are available at,

Contacts for questions and submissions to this issue 

Pamela Lamar-Dukes, TASH, phone (202) 540-9016 or 

Charles Dukes, Florida Atlantic University, phone (561) 297-1081 or


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