Book Chapters

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.

Research Articles

Ofonedu, M. E., Turner, E.., Franklin, A.J., & Breland-Nobel, A., (2023). Promoting positive health outcomes for black youth of African descent: Applying the family as host model for culturally responsive practice. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health.     

Northrup R. A., Jones E., Singh V., Holingue C., Meck M., Gurnett C. A., van Stone M., Kalb L. G. (2023). Caregiver perspectives on the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 11, 1-8.

Ehmann, M., Zink, E., Levin, A., Suarez, J., Belcher, H., Daugherty Biddison, E., . . . Kachalia, A. (in press). Operational recommendations for scarce allocation in a public health crisis. CHEST. doi:

Reynolds, M. C., Ofonedu, M. E. & Alpert, A. (2023). A conceptual view of expanding person-centered thinking approaches for developing personalized integrated supports for people with disabilities and their families. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.

Nwafor, C. E., Ofonedu, M., Nwankwo, N. I., Obuna, A., & Ugwu, P. C. (2022). Perceived stress moderates the relationship between family support and family quality of life among parents of children living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 19(4), 370–378. 

Anderson, C. & Iampieri, A., Franklin, L., Daniels, A., Diehl, K., & Law, J. K. (2022). Re-consenting pediatric research participants as legal adulthood approaches: Lessons from the SPARK Autism Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-15. 10.1007/s10803-022-05774-x. PMID: 36323994.

Bal, V., Wilkinson, E., Lehman, C., Law, J. K., Feliciano, P., & Chung, W. (2021). Early pandemic experiences of autistic adults: Predictors of psychological distress. Autism research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research, 14(6): 1209-1219. 10.1002/aur.2480. 

Lehman, C., Law, J. K., & Daniels, A., Toroney, J., Vernoia, B., Xiao, S., Feliciano, P., & Chung, W. (2021). Brief report: Impact of COVID-19 on individuals with ASD and their caregivers: A perspective from the SPARK cohort. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(10): 3766-3773. 10.1007/s10803-020-04816-6. 

Carey, L. B., Schmidt, J., Dommestrup, A. K., Pritchard, A. E., van Stone, M., Grasmick, N., ... & Jacobson, L. A. (2020). Beyond Learning About the Brain: A Situated Approach to Training Teachers in Mind, Brain, and Education. Mind, Brain, and Education.

Anixt, J., Murray, D., Coury, D., Kuhlthau, K., Eskra, D., Seide, J., Kelly, A., Hess, A., Lipkin, P., Law, J. K., Fedele, A., & Lannon, C. (2020). Improving behavior challenges and quality of life in the autism learning health network. Pediatrics, 145(Suppl. 1): S20-S29. 10.1542/peds.2019-1895E. 

Gross, D., Belcher, H. M. E., Budhathoki, C., Ofonedu, M. E., Dutrow, D., Uveges, M. K., & Slade, E. (2019). Reducing preschool behavior problems in an urban mental health clinic: A pragmatic, non-inferiority trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 58(6), 572-581.  

Gross, D. A., Belcher, H. M. E., Budhathoki, C., Ofonedu, M. E., & Kurtz M. (2017). Does parent training format affect treatment engagement? A randomized study of families at social risk. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 

Ofonedu, M. E., Belcher, H. M. E., Budhathoki, C. & Gross, D. A., (2016). Understanding barriers to initial treatment engagement among underserved families seeking mental health services.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(3), 863-876 

Beltran, M., Brown-Elhillali, A. N., Held, A. R., Ryce, P. C., Ofonedu, M. E., Hoover, D. W., & ... Belcher, H. E. (2016). Yoga-based psychotherapy groups for boys exposed to trauma in urban settings. Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine, 22(1), 39-46. 

Maepa, M.P., Idemudia, E.S. & Ofonedu, M. E. (2015). The relationship between Parenting styles and childhood trauma: A study of street children in Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21(2), 552-565.

Zisser, A. & van Stone, M. (2015). Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law: An Innovative Approach to Improving Outcomes for Low-Income Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.12, 132-137.

Gross, D. A., Belcher, H. M. E., Ofonedu, M. E., Breitenstein, S., Frick, K. D., & Budhathoki, C. (2014). Study protocol for a comparative effectiveness trial of two parent training programs in a fee-for-service mental health clinic: can we improve mental health services to low-income families? Trials, 15:70    

Boswell, K., Zablotsky, B., & Smith, C. (2014). Predictors of Autism Enrollment in Public School Systems. Exceptional Children, October 2014 (81): 96-106. Sage Publications.

Ofonedu, M. E., Percy, W. H., Harris-Britt, A., & Belcher, M. E. (2013). Depression in Inner City African American Youth: A Phenomenological Study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22(1), 96-106  

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. [Impact Factor 2.275]

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

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.

Howard, W. J. (2012). Applied structural equation modeling in social work research. In Okech, D. Evaluating the effects of child savings accounts program participation on parental well-being. Research on Social Work Practice, 22(4), 357-366. doi: 10.1177/1049731512440185

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.

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.

Stone, J. (2010) Leadership behaviors of health professionals and the associations with knowledge, attitudes and practices related to health promotion for individuals with developmental disabilities. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Hagopian, L.P., van Stone, M., & Crockett, J.L. (2003). Establishing Schedule Control over Dropping to the Floor. Behavioral Interventions, 18, 291-297.

Hagopian, L.P., Crockett, J.L., van Stone, M., DeLeon, I.G., & Bowman, L.G. (2000). Effects of noncontingent reinforcement on problem behavior and stimulus engagement: The role of satiation, extinction, and alternative reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 433 – 449.


Ramos, P., Ayers, K., Brosco, J., Griffen, A., Hewitt, A., Riddle, I., Rodgers, R, Rudolph, D., and van Stone, M. (2021). The COVID-19 Pandemic and People with Disabilities: Primary Concerns, the AUCD Network Response, and Needs for the Future. Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Van Stone, M. (2006). Child Victims of Sexual Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. A Report from Whittier Law School’s Center for Children’s Rights.

Van Stone, M. (2005). Los Padrinos Juvenile Advocacy Clinic. A Report from Whittier Law School’s Center for Children’s Rights, 11.

Blog Posts

Sarris, M. (2024, March 22). The Challenge of Physical Fitness for Autistic People. SPARK for Autism.

Sarris, M. (2023, September 18). What to Know About Toilet Training Your Child with Autism. SPARK for Autism.

Carver, A. (2023, May 23). Time Lost to Disability Management is a Health Inequity. The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality.

Waller, T. (2023, April 28). The Paradoxical Perspective on Paxlovid. The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality.

Cochran, T. (2023, February 28). To Better Understand Intersectionality and Health Justice, Look to the Experiences of People Living With HIV. The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality.

Waller, T. (2023, February 6). Why Intersectionality Is An Essential Part of Public Health. The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality.

Waller, T. (2022, January 26). Loss and COVID-19: The Toll on Children. Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities.

Waller, T. (2022, January 7). Evusheld Offers Hope for Many, but Access Remains an Issue. Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities.

Waller, T. (2021, October 22). School Mask Mandates Across the Country. Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities.

Waller, T. & Banks, T. (2021, August 25). COVID-19 Vaccines and Masking Guidance. Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities.

Waller, T. (2021, June 4). Does it matter that the COVID-19 Vaccine is for Emergency Use Authorization Only and not Full-FDA Approval? Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities. 

Waller, T. (2021, March 5). Vaccine Allocation Confusion. Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities.

Waller, T. (2021, February 19). Stop Discrimination in Organ Transplantation Against People with DisabilitiesAUCD Policy Talk

Waller, T. (2020, December 17). First to Die, Last to be Recognized. Will Vaccine Allocation be Equitable?AUCD Policy Talk

Rice, M. (2020, October 2). Nothing about us without us: Maryland phases out subminimum wagesAUCD Policy Talk

Rothman, M. (2020, August 28). A Fighting Chance in Due Process Hearings. AUCD Policy Talk

Van Stone, M. (2020, May 1). Equitable Access to Remote Learning Is Paramount. AUCD Policy Talk.