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.

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DDNJ Volume 4 Issue 1 (2024)

Mental Health Aspects of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities; accessible Pressbook Version

DDNJ Volume 3 Issue 1 (2023)

This special issue focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will hopefully spur thought, discussion, and a renewed focus on creating truly inclusive supports and programs.

DDNJ Volume 2 Issue 2 (2022)

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

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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.

Episode 10: Loving my skin

In this episode, we hear from Shari Cooper self-advocate and author of Loving My Skin: A Self-Advocate’s Perspective from Dayton, Ohio. Shari has worked in the disability field a very long time, tells us how she became involved in self-advocacy, and how

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