Members of the Institute for Disability Reserach, Policy & Practice team are constantly working to produce new knowledge on disability topics. They conduct research, serve on editorial boards and lead the Developmental Disabilities Network Journal, an open-source academic journal focused on rigorous scholarship about disability systems and the value and impact of the Developmental Disabilities network.

Research briefs

Supported and Customized Employment Outcomes: RSA 911 2017-2020. : Riesen, T., Juhasz, A. C., Remund, C. (2022)
Impacts on Utah DSP Retention: Burnout & Well-Being. Juhasz, A. C., Cutler, S., Wappett, M. (2023). 
Community Conversations: Outcomes Across Three School Districts In Utah. Snyder, A. Riesen, T., Emmett, K., Hess, K., & Strahan, N. (2023). 

Supported and Customized Employment Outcomes. Riesen, T., Juhasz, A. C., Remund, C. (2022) 

Published Articles Authored by IDRPP Staff, 2021-22

  1. Aller, T. B., Kelley, H. H., Fauth, E. B., & Barrett, T. S. (2022). A non-randomized, quasi-experimental comparison of effects between an in-person and online delivery of a college mental health literacy curriculum. Prevention Science, 1-8.
  2. Aller, T. B., Russo, R., Byers, R., Howard, T., Kelley, H., & Fauth, E. B. (2022). Promoting mental health literacy in agricultural families: Leveraging the role of Extension in community programs. Family Focus! 
  3. Fauth, E. B., Gossner, J. D., & Aller, T. B. (2022) Takeaways from research on chronically stressed individuals: How dementia family caregivers’ adaptation informs pandemic experiences. Family Focus! 
  4. Fifield, M. B., & Fifield, M. G. (2020). The origins of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities: Second generation expectations and growth. Developmental Disabilities Network Journal, 2(1), 5-32. 
  5. Inge, K. J., Sima, A. P., Riesen, T., Wehman, P., & Brooks-Lane, N. (2022). The essential elements of customized employment: results from a national survey of employment providers. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
  6. Jo, G., Habib, D., Varadaraj, V., Smith, J., Epstein, S., Zhu, J., Yenokyan, G., Ayers, K., & Swenor, B. K. (2022). COVID-19 vaccine website accessibility dashboard. Disability and Health Journal
  7. Juhasz, A. C., & Boyce, L. K. (in press). Exploring bidirectional language-behavior influences for Spanish-English dual language learning children in Head Start. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 
  8. Larson, A. L., Romano, M., Meyers, C., Eugenio, J., & Olsen, S. T. (2022). Supporting caregiver coaching in telepractice through web-based professional development. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 7(2), 616-634. 
  9. Phillips, B. N., Fleming, A. R., Langone, A., Baldwin, M., Thompson, A., & Riesen, T. (2022). Transition readiness toolkit: A collaborative effort to improve the efficacy of pre-employment transition services. Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Practice, 43(1), 73-86. 
  10. Remund, C., Jones-Parkin, T., Hase, H., & Riesen, T. (2022). Preparing community rehabilitation providers to deliver a provision of employment supports: A tiered training approach. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 56(2), 193-201. 
  11. Riesen, T., Hall, S., Keeton B., & Snyder, A. (2021). Building consensus among experts regarding customized job development fidelity descriptors: A Delphi study. Journal of Rehabilitation, 87(3) 22-30. 
  12. Riesen, T., Hall, S., Keeton, B., & Snyder, A. (2021). Internal consistency of the customized employment discovery fidelity scale: A preliminary study. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.  
  13. Riesen, T., Remund, C., and Snyder, A. (2022) Linking process and outcome measures to improve employment support programs for individuals with the most significant disabilities. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3
  14. Riesen, T., Snyer, A., Beyers, R., Keeton, B., & Inge, K. (in press). An updated review of the customized employment literature. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. 
  15. Sheen, J., Aller, T. B., Currier-Kippin, K., & Morgan, B. (2022). Parent perspectives on preparing students with intellectual disabilities for inclusive postsecondary education. Journal of Postsecondary Education, 3(2), 1-17. 
  16. Wappett, M. (2022). Acknowledgments. Developmental Disabilities Network Journal, 2(2), i-ii.
           Wappett, M. (2022) Editorial: Increasing accessibility in academic publishing and upcoming initiativesDevelopmental Disabilities Network Journal, 2(1), 1-4.   




Institute Staff Members Who Serve On Editorial Boards, 2021-22


Journal of Student Affairs and Research Practice 


Assistant Editor, Developmental Disabilities Network Journal Editorial Board 2020-present 


Managing Editor, Developmental Disabilities Network Journal Editorial Board 2019-present 


Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions 

Journal of Early Intervention 

Rural Special Education Quarterly 


Assistant Editor, Developmental Disabilities Network Journal Editorial Board 2020-present 


Child Development 

Infant Mental Health Journal 

Infant Behavior and Development

Developmental Disabilities Network Journal 

Journal of Early Intervention 

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education 

Frontiers in Psychology; editor for Research Topic: Coping with the Pandemic: Families Engagement and Early Parental Intervention to Support Child Development During and After the Covid-19 Outbreak 


Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 


Editorial Review Board Member, Review of Disability Studies, 2008-present 

Editor in Chief, Developmental Disabilities Network Journal, 2019-present