Special Needs Research

Inspiring Jewish agencies to integrate people with disabilities

Jewish Community Services agencies tend to segregate people with disabilities, isolating them from fully participating in their community life. To address this, the Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF), under the direction Read More

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Residential program for students with intellectual disabilities

The Center for Disabilities Studies was awarded funding by UD’s Professional and Continuing Studies to support a summer program for high school students with intellectual disabilities. As an extension of Read More

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Interpreting disabilities studies classes

Marisa Kofke, UD a third-year doctoral student in UD’s College of Education and Human Development, noticed that students in the disabilities studies minor learned new ways to think about disability issues Read More

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Diagnose Language Processing in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants

In 2015, Giovanna Morini, a postdoctoral student in UD’s School of Education was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to study, Using the Tools of Developmental Science to Diagnose Language Processing in Deaf and Hard Read More

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Differences in Bullying Victimization Between Students With and Without Disabilities

Prevalence rates for bullying victimization among children with disabilities have varied greatly in the research literature. Two reasons for such variability–rates vary as a function of disability type, and rates Read More

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