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

Winter 2023-2024 Special Issue: Mental Health Aspects of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Deadline: July 15, 2023. Details available on this flyer.

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.

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.

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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 6 English transcript
Episode 6 Spanish transcript
Episode 7 English transcript
Episode 7 Spanish transcript