MCDD News & Updates
2014 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:
The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council’s Annual Report
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Project HEAL helps families navigate the disabilities maze
Project HEAL’s 2014 Outstanding Partners
Project HEAL recognizes the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr, LLP and Ron Howard and Associates of RE/MAX Preferred for their exceptional generosity and support in 2014.
Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute
A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.
Publications (2010 - 2014 - selected)
Levy, J. & van Stone, M. (2010). Ethical Foundations and Legal Issues. In S.L. Friedman & D.T. Helms (Eds.), End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Washington DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Levy, J. & van Stone, M. (2010). Ethical and Legal Issues. In R.C. Dryden-Edwards & L. Combrick-Graham (Eds.), Developmental Disabilities from Childhood through Adulthood. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Zablotsky, B., Boswell, K, & Smith, C. (2012). An evaluation of school involvement and satisfaction of parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 117 (4), 316-330.
Howard, W. J. (2012). Using principal component Analysis (PCA) to obtain auxiliary variables for missing data in large data sets (Dissertation) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
Okech, D., Howard, W. J., Mauldin, T., Mimura, Y., & Kim, J. (2012). The Effects of Economic Pressure on the Resilience and Strengths of Individuals Living in Extreme Poverty. Journal of Poverty, 16(4), 429-446. doi: 10.1080/10875549.2012.720659.
Okech, D., Howard, W. J., & Kim, J. (2012). Efficacy and agency among poor families with and without children. Child & Family Social Work, 17(2) 1-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2012.00861.x
Boswell, K., Zablotsky, B., & Smith, C. (2013). Predictors of Autism Enrollment in Public School Systems. Submitted to Exceptional Children.
Greenwood, C. R., Buzhardt, J., Walker, D., McCune, L., & Howard, W. J. (2013). Advancing the construct validity of the Early Communication Indicator (ECI) for infants and toddlers: Equivalence of growth trajectories across two early head start samples. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 28(4), 743-758.
Greenwood, C. R., Walker, D., Buzhardt, J., Howard, W. J., McCune, L., & Anderson, R. A., (2013). Evidence of a continuum in foundational expressive communication skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 28, 540-554.
Chan, C. S., Rhodes, J. E., Howard, W. J., Lowe, S. R., Schwartz, S. E. O., & Herrera, C. (2013). Pathways of influence in school-based mentoring: The mediating role of parent and teacher relationships. Journal of School Psychology, doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2012.10.001
Matson, P., Howard, W. J., Chung, S. (in preparation). Systematic patterns of daily intimacy fluctuation and STD risk among sexually active teenage girls in an urban setting.
Okech, D., & Howard, W. J. (in preperation). Cross-cultural invariance of the financial capacity, economic strain, and purchasing behavior among Kenyan and US samples.
Pidcock, F. S., Howard, W. J., Salorio C., Bibat, G., Swain, J., Scheller, J., Shore, W., Naidu, S. (in preparation). Functional outcomes in Rett Syndrome.
Howard, W. J., Rhemtulla, M., & Little, T. D. (submitted). Using principal component analysis (PCA) to obtain auxiliary variables for missing data in large data sets.
Nicholson, J., Deboeck, P. R., & Howard, W. J. (submitted). A review of current attrition reporting practices in developmental psychology.
Smith, C. L., Howard, W. J., Broyles, L., & Lindeman, D. P. (submitted). Building evaluation capacity for Head Start agencies: A case study with policy, funding and capacity-building implications.