Developmental Disabilities Network Journal

The Developmental Disabilities Network Journal is an open-source academic journal focused on rigorous scholarship about disability systems and the value and impact of the Developmental Disabilities network.

You can read all back issues on Utah State University's Digital Commons.

Call for Abstracts

Our Fall 2022 issue will be dedicated to articles that explore diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within disability-related programs across the U.S. states and territories. We are interested in all facets of this topic, welcoming abstracts that explore all aspects of DEI within the context of the lived experience of persons with disabilities, their families, and the communities in which they live: in states, territories, and tribal nations. To find out more, read the entire call for abstracts.

DDNJ Volume 2 Issue 2 (2022)

Articles on equitable vaccine access, mentoring for autistic youth, the college experience of autistic students and more.

DDNJ Volume 2 Issue 1 (2021)

Articles on the University Centers for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities network, advance care planning, reading with infants and toddlers, inclusion of adults with developmental disabilities, and evaluation of a healthy relationship program for pe...

DDNJ Volume 1 Issue 2 (2021)

Articles on the impact of the COVID pandemic on people with disabilities, self-advocacy during the pandemic, telehealth, mental health support services, and more.

DDNJ Volume 1 Issue 1 (2020)

This inaugural edition examines "employment first" in the time of a pandemic, cognitive disability and post-secondary education and earnings, and characteristics of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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DDNJ Author Insights Podcast

A series of interviews with authors published in the Developmental Disabilities Network Journal, adding another level of accessibility and insight to the world of disability research. These conversations are hosted by the Institute's executive director, Dr. Matthew Wappett.

Suscribe to DDNJ Author Insights on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can access and play all episodes on the DDNJ Author Insights Podcast page.

Podcast Transcripts

Episode 4 English transcript
Episode 4 Spanish transcript
Episode 5 English transcript
Episdoe 5 Spanish transcript