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Meghan Burke

Biography

Meghan Burke, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is an associate professor of special education. Her research interests include parent advocacy, families (i.e., parents and siblings) of individuals with significant disabilities, and disability policy. Meghan's research examines how parents advocate for services for their offspring with disabilities. Additionally, Meghan conducts research examining how siblings of individuals with disabilities transition to caregiving roles.

Key Professional Appointments

  • Professor, Special Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Research & Service

Meghan has developed and tested advocacy training programs (e.g., the Volunteer Advocacy Project or VAP) to educate and empower parents of individuals with disabilities to access services not only for their own offspring but also for other families. To date, the VAP has been replicated in four states. Further, the advocacy training programs have been offered in English and Spanish to families of individuals with disabilities.

Publications

Aleman-Tovar, J., Schraml-Block, K., DiPietro-Wells, R., & Burke, M. (2022). Exploring the Advocacy Experiences of Military Families with Children Who Have Disabilities. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 31(3), 843-853.  link >

Aleman-Tovar, J., Rios, K., & Burke, M. M. (2022). Transition Planning: Knowledge and Preferences of Latinx Families of Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 60(2), 128-144.  link >

Buren, M. K., Rios, K., & Burke, M. M. (2022). Advocacy Experiences Among Rural Parents of Children With Disabilities. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 41(1), 12-24.  link >

Guillen, C., Burke, M. M., Andrus, N., & Potter, K. (2022). Using the EI/ECSE Standards to Inform Families’ Expectations and Advocacy Efforts. Young Exceptional Children.  link >

Lee, C. E., Burke, M. M., & Perkins, E. A. (2022). Compound Caregiving: Toward a Research Agenda. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 60(1), 66-79.  link >

Lee, C. E., Burke, M. M., DaWalt, L. S., Li, C., & Taylor, J. L. (2022). The role of parental advocacy in addressing service disparities for transition-aged youth on the autism spectrum. Autism, 26(4), 1001-1006.  link >

Loveall, S. J., Channell, M. M., Burke, M. M., & Rodgers, D. B. (2022). Post-High School Transition Outcomes for Young Adults With Down Syndrome. American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities, 127(2), 135-148.  link >

Taylor, J. L., Pezzimenti, F., Burke, M. M., DaWalt, L. S., Lee, C. E., & Rabideau, C. (2022). Development, Feasibility, and Acceptability of a Nationally Relevant Parent Training to Improve Service Access During the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52(6), 2388–2399.  link >

Valencia Medina, J. A., Rios, K., Aleman-Tovar, J., & Burke, M. M. (2022). Exploring patterns between school perceptions, child behavior, and maternal well-being among Latina mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 68(2), 122-130.  link >

Burke, M. M., Rossetti, Z., Aleman-Tovar, J., Rios, K., Lee, J., Schraml-Block, K., & Rivera, J. (2021). Comparing Special Education Experiences Among Spanish- and English-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 33(1), 117-135.  link >

Burke, M., Rossetti, Z., & Li, C. (2021). Examining the Effectiveness of a Legislative Advocacy Program for Parents of Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.  link >

Burke, M. M., Rossetti, Z., Aleman-Tovar, J., & Rios, K. (2021). Examining the relation between empowerment and civic engagement among parents of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 34(6), 1569-1581.  link >

Burke, M., Tovar, J., & Rios, K. (Accepted/In press). Exploring the Advocacy Process and Its Products among Parents of Children with Disabilities. Exceptionality.  link >

Burke, M., Rossetti, Z., & Li, C. (Accepted/In press). The Efficacy and Impact of a Special Education Legislative Advocacy Program Among Parents of Children with Disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52(7), 3271-3279.  link >

Casale, E. G., Burke, M. M., Urbano, R. C., Arnold, C. K., & Hodapp, R. M. (2021). Getting from here to there: future planning as reported by adult siblings of individuals with disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 65(3), 246-261.  link >

Lee, C. E., & Burke, M. M. (2021). A pilot study of a future planning program for siblings of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 59(1), 70-83.  link >

Lee, C. E., Burke, M. M., & Arnold, K. (2021). Sibling Participation in Service Planning Meetings for Their Brothers and Sisters With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the United States. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 18(2), 104-112.  link >

Lee, C. E., Urbano, R. C., Burke, M. M., & Hodapp, R. M. (2021). Who Lives Where and Why? Residential Changes Across Adulthood in Persons With Down Syndrome. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 18(2), 151-161.  link >

Lewis, M. M., Burke, M. M., & Decker, J. R. (2021). The relation between the individuals with disabilities education act and special education research: A systematic review. American Journal of Education, 127(3), 345-368.  link >

Mello, M. P., Burke, M. M., Taylor, J. L., Urbano, R., & Hodapp, R. M. (2021). Characteristics of Students With Disabilities Who Do and Do Not Receive Transition Services. Journal of Special Education, 54(4), 251-259.  link >

Rios, K., Burke, M. M., & Aleman-Tovar, J. (2021). A Study of the Families Included in Receiving Better Special Education Services (FIRME) Project for Latinx Families of Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(10), 3662-3676.  link >

Rios, K., Aleman-Tovar, J., & Burke, M. (2021). Exploring Patterns of Advocacy and Well-Being of Parents of Children With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 59(6), 459-471.  link >

Rios, K., & Burke, M. M. (2021). Facilitators and Barriers to Positive Special Education Experiences and Health Among Latino Families of Children with Disabilities: Two Systematic Literature Reviews. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 8(3), 299-311.  link >

Rios, K., & Burke, M. M. (2021). The Effectiveness of Special Education Training Programs for Parents of Children with Disabilities: A Systematic Literature Review. Exceptionality, 29(3), 215-231.  link >

Rossetti, Z., Burke, M. M., Rios, K., Tovar, J. A., Schraml-Block, K., Rivera, J. I., Cruz, J., & Lee, J. D. (2021). From Individual to Systemic Advocacy: Parents as Change Agents. Exceptionality, 29(3), 232-247.  link >

Rossetti, Z., Burke, M. M., Hughes, O., Schraml-Block, K., Rivera, J. I., Rios, K., Aleman Tovar, J., & Lee, J. D. (2021). Parent Perceptions of the Advocacy Expectation in Special Education. Exceptional Children, 87(4), 438-457.  link >

Sabat, C., Burke, M. M., & Arango, P. (2021). Parental styles and attitudes of fathers of children and adolescents with intellectual disability: Do parental styles and attitudes impact children’s adaptive behaviour? Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 34(6), 1431-1441.  link >

Turnbull, A., Turnbull, H. R., Francis, G., Burke, M. M., Kyzar, K., Haines, S., Gershwin, T., Shepherd, K., Holdren, N., & Singer, G. (2021). Families and Professionals: Trusting Partnerships in General and Special Education. (8 ed.) Pearson.

Yang, H. W., Burke, M., Isaacs, S., Rios, K., Schraml-Block, K., Aleman-Tovar, J., Tompkins, J., & Swartz, R. (2021). Family Perspectives toward Using Telehealth in Early Intervention. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 33(2), 197-216.  link >

Burke, M. M., Rios, K., Garcia, M., & Magaña, S. (2020). Examining differences in empowerment, special education knowledge, and family–school partnerships among Latino and White families of children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 66(1), 75-81.  link >

Burke, M. M., Rios, K., Aleman-Tovar, J., Lee, C. E., Arnold, C. K., & Owen, A. (2020). Exploring the nature and correlates of caregiving among parents of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33(6), 1259-1267.  link >

Burke, M. M., Lee, C. E., Carlson, S. R., & Arnold, C. K. (2020). Exploring the preliminary outcomes of a sibling leadership program for adult siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 66(1), 82-89.  link >

Burke, M. M., Rios, K., & Aleman-Tovar, J. (2020). Identifying child, parent, and school correlates of stress among parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 7(1), 5-16.  link >

Burke, M. M., Rossetti, Z., Rios, K., Schraml-Block, K., Lee, J. D., Aleman-Tovar, J., & Rivera, J. (2020). Legislative Advocacy Among Parents of Children With Disabilities. Journal of Special Education, 54(3), 169-179.  link >

Dymond, S. K., Rooney-Kron, M., Burke, M. M., & Agran, M. (2020). Characteristics of Secondary Age Students With Intellectual Disability Who Participate in School-Sponsored Extracurricular Activities. Journal of Special Education, 54(1), 51-62.  link >

Ely, M. S., Ostrosky, M. M., & Burke, M. M. (2020). Self-Efficacy of Providers of Early Intervention Services to Young Children with Visual Impairments and Their Families. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 114(2), 114-126.  link >

Goldman, S. E., Goscicki, B. L., Burke, M. M., & Hodapp, R. M. (2020). Developing Special Education Advocates: What Changes during an Advocacy Training Program? Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 17(4), 308-317.  link >

Goldman, S. E., Burke, M. M., Casale, E. G., Frazier, M. A., & Hodapp, R. M. (2020). Families requesting advocates for children with disabilities: The who, what, when, where, why, and how of special education advocacy. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 58(2), 159-169.  link >

Krippel, M. D., Burke, M. M., & Rios, K. (2020). Learning through interactions: a pilot study of family interventions for at-risk children. Early Child Development and Care, 190(12), 1904-1917.  link >

Lee, C. E., Burke, M. M., Arnold, C. K., & Owen, A. (2020). Compound sibling caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33(5), 1069-1079.  link >

Lee, C. E., & Burke, M. M. (2020). Future Planning Among Families of Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 17(2), 94-107.  link >

Rios, K., Aleman-Tovar, J., & Burke, M. M. (2020). Special education experiences and stress among Latina mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 73, [101534].  link >

Rossetti, Z., Burke, M. M., Rios, K., Rivera, J. I., Schraml-Block, K., Hughes, O., Lee, J. D., & Aleman-Tovar, J. (2020). Parent Leadership and Civic Engagement: Suggestions for the Next Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Reauthorization. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 31(2), 99-111.  link >

Rossetti, Z., Lee, C. E., Burke, M., & Hall, S. (2020). Perspectives about adult sibling relationships: A dyadic analysis of siblings with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 96, [103538].  link >

Zemke, K. E., Burke, M. M., Urbano, R. C., & Hodapp, R. M. (2020). The sibling-in-law: Understanding an unknown member of the disability community. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 58(5), 361-378.  link >

Brady, A. M., Burke, M. M., Landon, T., & Oertle, K. (2019). Siblings of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Their knowledge and perspectives on guardianship and its alternatives. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(5), 1078-1087.  link >

Burke, M. M., Lee, C. E., & Rios, K. (2019). A pilot evaluation of an advocacy programme on knowledge, empowerment, family–school partnership and parent well-being. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(8), 969-980.  link >

Burke, M. M., Rios, K., Garcia, M., Sandman, L., Lopez, B., & Magaña, S. (2019). Examining the Perspectives of Latino Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Towards Advocacy. Exceptionality, 27(3), 201-214.  link >

Burke, M. M., Buren, M. K., Rios, K., Garcia, M., & Magaña, S. (2019). Examining the short-term follow-up advocacy activities among Latino families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 6(1), 76-85.  link >

Burke, M. M., Rios, K., & Lee, C. E. (2019). Exploring the Special Education Advocacy Process According to Families and Advocates. Journal of Special Education, 53(3), 131-141.  link >

Burke, M. M., Waitz-Kudla, S. N., Rabideau, C., Taylor, J. L., & Hodapp, R. M. (2019). Pulling back the curtain: Issues in conducting an intervention study with transition-aged youth with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Autism, 23(2), 514-523.  link >

Burke, M. M., & Lakin, K. C. (Eds.) (2019). Services and Supports for Aging Individuals with Severe Disabilities and their Families. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 44(4).

Burke, M. M., & Lakin, K. C. (2019). The Need for Research About Services and Supports for Aging Individuals With Severe Disabilities and Their Families. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 44(4), 207-210.  link >

Burke, M. M., eun Lee, C., Hall, S. A., & Rossetti, Z. (2019). Understanding decision making among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their siblings. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 57(1), 26-41.  link >

Goldman, S. E., Burke, M. M., & Mello, M. P. (2019). The Perceptions and Goals of Special Education Advocacy Trainees. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 31(3), 377-397.  link >

Goldman, S. E., & Burke, M. M. (2019). The Perceptions of School Involvement of Parents of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Systematic Literature Review. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 6(2), 109-127.  link >

Hodapp, R. M., Core, R. E., Burke, M. M., Mello, M. P., & Urbano, R. C. (2019). Health issues across adulthood in Down syndrome. In R. M. Hodapp, & D. J. Fidler (Eds.), International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities (Vol. 57, pp. 229-265). Academic Press Inc..  link >

Lakin, K. C., & Burke, M. M. (2019). Looking Forward: Research to Respond to a Rapidly Aging Population. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 44(4), 280-292.  link >

Lee, C. E., Burke, M. M., Arnold, C. K., & Owen, A. (2019). Comparing differences in support needs as perceived by parents of adult offspring with down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(1), 194-205.  link >

Lee, C. E., Burke, M., Arnold, C. K., & Owen, A. (2019). Correlates of current caregiving among siblings of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(6), 1490-1500.  link >

Lee, C. E., Burke, M. M., & Arnold, C. K. (2019). Examining the Relation Between Disability Severity Among Older Adults with Disabilities and Sibling Caregiving. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 44(4), 224-236.  link >

Lee, C., Burke, M. M., & Stelter, C. R. (2019). Exploring the perspectives of parents and siblings toward future planning for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 57(3), 198-211.  link >

Rossetti, Z., & Burke, M. M. (2019). Reaching out to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families: Strategies and Challenges Reported by Parent Training and Information Center Staff. Exceptionality, 27(3), 215-231.  link >

Sanderson, K. A., Burke, M. M., Urbano, R. C., Arnold, C. K., & Hodapp, R. M. (2019). Getting by with a little help from my friends: siblings report on the amount of informal support received by adults with disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(9), 1097-1110.  link >

Burke, M. M., Meadan-Kaplansky, H., Patton, K. A., Pearson, J. N., Cummings, K. P., & Lee, C. E. (2018). Advocacy for Children With Social-Communication Needs: Perspectives From Parents and School Professionals. Journal of Special Education, 51(4), 191-200.  link >

Burke, M. M., Lulinski, A., Jones, J., & Gallus, K. (2018). A Review of Supports and Services for Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Their Families in the United States: Past and Present Contexts Impacting Future Research, Practice and Policy. In M. M. Burke (Ed.), International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities (pp. 137-176). (International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities; Vol. 54). Academic Press Inc..  link >

Burke, M., Arnold, C., & Owen, A. (2018). Identifying the correlates and barriers of future planning among parents of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 56(2), 90-100.  link >

Burke, M. M., Rios, K., Lopez, B., Garcia, M., & Magaña, S. (2018). Improvements in proxy individualized education program meeting participation among latino parents. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 53(4), 393-404.

Burke, M. M., & Goldman, S. E. (2018). Special education advocacy among culturally and linguistically diverse families. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 18, 3-14.  link >

Burke, M. M., Sandman, L., Perez, B., & O'Leary, M. (2018). The phenomenon of legislative advocacy among parents of children with disabilities. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 18(1), 50-58.  link >

King, M. T., Burke, M. M., & Dalmage, H. (2018). Advocacy unit probation officers reporting risk factors for young offenders with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 5(2), 168-177.  link >

Lee, C. E., & Burke, M. M. (2018). Caregiving Roles of Siblings of Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 15(3), 237-246.  link >

Lee, C. E., Burke, M. M., Arnold, C. K., & Owen, A. (2018). Perceptions of non-caregiving roles among siblings of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 5(2), 118-127.  link >

Burke, M. M., & Heller, T. (2017). Disparities in Unmet Service Needs Among Adults with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 30(5), 898-910.  link >

Burke, M. M., & Goldman, S. E. (2017). Documenting the Experiences of Special Education Advocates. Journal of Special Education, 51(1), 3-13.  link >

Burke, M. M., Chan, N., & Neece, C. L. (2017). Parent perspectives of applying mindfulness-based stress reduction strategies to special education. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 55(3), 167-180.  link >

Burke, M. M., & Sandman, L. (2017). The Effectiveness of a Parent Legislative Advocacy Program. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 14(2), 138-145.  link >

Burke, M. M., eun Lee, C., Arnold, C. K., & Owen, A. (2017). The perceptions of professionals toward siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 55(2), 72-83.  link >

Goldman, S. E., Burke, M. M., Mason, C. Q., & Hodapp, R. M. (2017). Correlates of Sustained Volunteering: Advocacy for Students with Disabilities. Exceptionality, 25(1), 40-53.  link >

Goldman, S. E., & Burke, M. M. (2017). The Effectiveness of Interventions to Increase Parent Involvement in Special Education: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Exceptionality, 25(2), 97-115.  link >

Sanderson, K. A., Burke, M. M., Urbano, R. C., Arnold, C. K., & Hodapp, R. M. (2017). Who helps? Characteristics and correlates of informal supporters to adults with disabilities. American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities, 122(6), 492-510.  link >

Taylor, J. L., Hodapp, R. M., Burke, M. M., Waitz-Kudla, S. N., & Rabideau, C. (2017). Training Parents of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Advocate for Adult Disability Services: Results from a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(3), 846-857.  link >

Burke, M. M., Magaña, S., Garcia, M., & Mello, M. P. (2016). Brief Report: The Feasibility and Effectiveness of an Advocacy Program for Latino Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(7), 2532-2538.  link >

Burke, M. M., Lee, C. E., Arnold, C. K., & Owen, A. (2016). Correlates of Sibling Relationship Quality and Caregiving Reception of Adults with Disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28(5), 735-750.  link >

Burke, M. M. (2016). Effectiveness of parent training activities on parents of children and young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 3(1), 85-93.  link >

Burke, M. M., Goldman, S. E., Hart, M. S., & Hodapp, R. M. (2016). Evaluating the Efficacy of a Special Education Advocacy Training Program. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 13(4), 269-276.  link >

Burke, M. M., Mello, M. P., & Goldman, S. E. (2016). Examining the Feasibility of a Special Education Advocacy Training Program. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28(4), 539-556.  link >

Burke, M. M., Patton, K. A., & Taylor, J. L. (2016). Family support: A review of the literature on families of adolescents with disabilities. Journal of Family Social Work, 19(4), 252-285.  link >

Burke, M., & Heller, T. (2016). Individual, parent and social-environmental correlates of caregiving experiences among parents of adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(5), 401-411.  link >

Burke, M. M., Patton, K. A., & Lee, C. (2016). Parent Advocacy Across the Lifespan. International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, 51, 193-231.  link >

Burke, M. M., & Dalmage, H. (2016). Special Education Advocacy in the Juvenile Justice System: Perspectives from Probation Officers. Exceptionality, 24(3), 151-164.  link >

Burke, M. M., & Hodapp, R. M. (2016). The Nature, Correlates, and Conditions of Parental Advocacy in Special Education. Exceptionality, 24(3), 137-150.  link >

Hodapp, R. M., Burke, M. M., Finley, C. I., & Urbano, R. C. (2016). Family Caregiving of Aging Adults With Down Syndrome. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 13(2), 181-189.  link >

Taylor, J. L., Burke, M. M., Smith, L. E., & Hartley, S. L. (2016). Families of Adolescents and Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, 50, 195-231.  link >

Burke, M. M., Fish, T., & Lawton, K. (2015). A comparative analysis of adult siblings' perceptions toward caregiving. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 53(2), 143-157.  link >

Burke, M. M., & Goldman, S. E. (2015). Identifying the Associated Factors of Mediation and Due Process in Families of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(5), 1345-1353.  link >

Burke, M. M., & Sandman, L. (2015). In the voices of parents: Suggestions for the next IDEA reauthorization. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 40(1), 71-85.  link >

Burke, M. M., Arnold, C. K., & Owen, A. L. (2015). Sibling Advocacy: Perspectives About Advocacy FromSiblings of Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Inclusion, 3(3), 162-175.  link >

Miodrag, N., Burke, M., Tanner-Smith, E., & Hodapp, R. M. (2015). Adverse health in parents of children with disabilities and chronic health conditions: A meta-analysis using the Parenting Stress Index's Health Sub-domain. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59(3), 257-271.  link >

Burke, M. M., & Hodapp, R. M. (2014). Relating stress of mothers of children with developmental disabilities to family-school partnerships. Intellectual and developmental disabilities, 52(1), 13-23.  link >

Courses

Collaborating with Families (SPED 438) The impact of children with special needs on their families; models for the study of family systems are applied to understanding families of children with special needs; emphasis on planning family-focused interventions and exploring strategies for working with parents in a variety of settings. Synchronous attendance required. Compass LMS, delivered on Zoom.

IMPACT/STePS seminar (SPED 590) Seminar in the education of individuals with special needs; open only to persons who have been admitted for graduate study.

Concepts and Issues in SPED I (SPED 592) Roles and competencies for special education leadership positions; includes literature critique, and preparation and presentation of a major review paper in an area of research interest.