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Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

2018 Impact Factor: 1.327
2018 Ranking: 59/76 in Psychology, Developmental | 39/69 in Rehabilitation (SSCI) | 23/41 in Education, Special
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

Kevin Ayres University of Georgia, USA
K. Alisa Lowrey University of Southern Mississippi, USA

eISSN: 15384829 | ISSN: 10883576 | Current volume: 34 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (FOCUS) offers practical educational and treatment suggestions for teachers, trainers, and parents of persons with autism or other pervasive developmental disabilities. FOCUS offers original research reports, position papers reflecting diverse philosophical and theoretical positions, effective intervention procedures, descriptions of successful programs, and media reviews.

All issues of Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities are available to browse online. Published by the Hammill Institute on Disabilities and SAGE in association with the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities of The Council for Exceptional Children.

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities addresses issues concerning individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. Manuscripts reflect a wide range of disciplines, including education, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, social work, and related areas. The journal’s editorial staff seeks manuscripts from diverse philosophical and theoretical positions.

Kevin Ayres University of Georgia, USA
K. Alisa Lowrey University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Statistical Consultant
Phillip Gagné Georgia State University, USA
Editorial Assistant
Kadijah Quinland University of Georgia, USA
Consulting Editors
Diane Adreon University of Miami, USA
Jill Allor Southern Methodist University, USA
Charlotte Alverson University of Oregon, USA
Joel Arick Portland State University, USA
Joshua Baker University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Monica Bellon-Harn Lamar University, USA
Marjorie Bock Emporia State University, USA
Andrew Bondy Pyramid Educational Consultants, India
Emily C. Bouck Michigan State University, USA
Amanda Boutot Arizona State University, USA
Michael Brady Florida Atlantic University, USA
Mathew Brock Ohio State University, USA
Tom Buggey The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, USA
Joanne Cafiero Johns Hopkins University, USA
Jonathan M. Campbell University of Kentucky, USA
Helen I. Cannella-Malone The Ohio State University, USA
Christine Carnahan University of Cincinnati, USA
Zhen Chai California State University, Northridge, USA
Laura Chezan Old Dominion University, USA
Su-Je Cho Fordham University, USA
David Cihak University of Tennessee, USA
Belva Collins University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Susan Copeland University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA
Karen Bowen Dahle University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Evan Dart University of South Florida, USA
Teresa Taber Doughty University of Texas Arlington, USA
Karen Douglas Illinois State University, USA
Erik Drasgow University of South Carolina, USA
Stacy Dymond University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Karen Erickson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Cindy Gevarter University of New Mexico, USA
Michael Giangreco University of Vermont, USA
Rachel Goin-Kochel Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Jay Gottlieb New York University, USA
Vanessa Green Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Deborah Griswold The University of Kansas, USA
Kyoung Gun Han Dankook University, Republic of Korea
Taku Hagiwara Hokkaido University of Education - Asahikawa, Japan
Joshua Harrower California State University-Monterey Bay, USA
Richard P. Hastings University of Warwick, UK
Aleksandra Hollingshead University of Idaho, USA
Robert Horner University of Oregon, USA
Michelle L. Ivey University of Houston, USA
Jesse "Woody" Johnson Northern Illinois University, USA
Debra Kamps University of Kansas, USA
Antonis Katsiyannis Clemson University, USA
Ryan Kellems Brigham Young University, USA
Craig Kennedy University of Georgia, USA
Victoria Knight University of British Columbia, Canada
Suzanne Kucharczyk University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Man Fung Lam State University of New York, USA
Justin Lane University of Kentucky, USA
Jennifer R. Ledford Vanderbilt University, USA
Timothy J. Lewis University of Missouri, USA
Kent Logan Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA
Steve Lyon University of Pittsburgh, USA
Richmond G. Mancil Louisiana Tech University, USA
Hedda Meadan University of Illinois, USA
Bridget Miller University of South Carolina, USA
Pamela Mims East Tennessee State University, USA
Daniel W. Mruzek University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Linda C. Murdock University of Montevallo, USA
Mark O'Reilly University of Texas at Austin, USA
Bill Ogletree Western Carolina University, Bardo Distinguished Professor
Donald Oswald Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Robert Pennington University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Barry Prizant Childhood Communication Services, Rhode Island, USA
Keith C. Radley III The University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Judy Reaven University of Colorado, USA
Brian Reichow University of Florida, USA
Raymond Romanczyk SUNY - Binghamton, USA
Agata Rozga Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Frank Sansosti Kent State University, USA
Jack Scott Florida Atlantic University, USA
Sally Shepley University of Kentucky, USA
Alice Shillingsburg Marcus Autism Center, USA
Jeff Sigafoos Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Rosanne Silberman Hunter College, CUNY, USA
Christina Simmons University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
J. David Smith University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Amy D. Spriggs University of Kentucky, USA
Robert Stodden University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Julie Thompson Texas A&M University, USA
Matthew Tincani Temple University, USA
Jason Travers University of Kansas, USA
Christopher Tullis Georgia State University, USA
Toni Van Laarhoven Northern Illinois University, USA
Jo Webber Texas State University, USA
Paul Wehman Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
John J. Wheeler East Tennessee State University, USA
Mitchell L. Yell University of South Carolina, USA
Dianne Zager Pace University, USA
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    Dr. Kevin Ayres
    The University of Georgia
    Communication Sciences and Special Education
    557 Aderhold Hall
    Athens, Georgia 30602
    Phone: 706-583-8090


    Dr. K. Alisa Lowrey
    University of Southern Mississippi
    Dept. of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
    J.B. George Building (JBG), 143
    118 College Drive, #5057
    Hattiesburg, MS 39406
    Phone: 601-266-4331

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