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Research

Publications

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. In Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

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 DisabilitiesJournal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 
12, 132-137.

Hagopian, L.P., van Stone, M., & Crockett, J.L. (2003). Establishing Schedule Control over Dropping to the FloorBehavioral 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 reinforcementJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 433 – 449.

Reports:

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.

Professional Presentations

Talks & Symposia:

Van Stone, M. & Finn, M. (2017) Federal, State, and Local Efforts to Address Overly Punitive School Discipline Policies For Early-Elementary Students. Symposium presented at The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Watts, C., Favaloro, M. & van Stone, M. (2017). Advocacy 201: Skills Every Advocate Needs to Know. Two-day symposium presented at The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Van Stone, M. (2017). Legal Aspects of School Disciplinary Removals. Workshop presented for the Office of Special Education, Somerset County Public Schools, Princess Anne, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2017). Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation of Students with Disabilities in Maryland Public Schools. Workshop presented for the Office of Special Education, Somerset County Public Schools, Princess Anne, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2017). Hot Topics in Special Education. Workshop presented for the Office of Special Education, Somerset County Public Schools, Princess Anne, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2016). Behavioral-Health – Medical-Legal Partnership Training: Education Advocacy Series. Webinar presented for the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, Washington, DC.

Van Stone, M. (2016). Maryland Charter School Legal and Legislative Updates. Seminar presented for the National Business Institute, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M., Finn, M. & Coster, M. (2016). Be Buddies, Not Bullies: Issues with Bullying in School-Aged Children. Workshop presented at the STAR Training, Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD. 

Van Stone, M. (2016). Individuals on the Autism Spectrum in the Involuntary Admissions Process. Seminar presented at The Abilities Network, Towson, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2016). How to Create a Sustainable Postgraduate Legal Project. Seminar presented at the Center for Children and Families, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA.

Van Stone, M. (2016). Knowledge is the Key: Being an Informed, Essential Parent. Workshop presented for the Parent Empowerment Conference, Baltimore City Public School System, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. & Carey, L.B. (2016). Behavioral-Health – Medical-Legal Partnership Training: Education Advocacy II Series. Webinar presented for the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, Washington, DC.

Van Stone, M. (2016). Individuals on the Autism Spectrum in the Involuntary Admissions Process. Seminar presented to the Office of Administrative Hearings, Hunt Valley, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2016). Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation of Students with Disabilities in Maryland Public Schools. Workshop presented for the Office of Special Education, The Board of Education for Caroline County, Denton, MD.

Van Stone, M. & Finn, M. (2016). Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation of Students in Maryland Public Schools. Symposium presented at the Maryland Association of Resources for Families & Youth  36th Annual Conference, “All Systems  Go: Success … When opportunity and preparedness meet,” Ocean City, MD.   

Van Stone, M. (2016). Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation of Students with Disabilities in Maryland Public Schools. Workshop presented for the Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee, The Board of Education for Caroline County, Denton, MD

Van Stone, M. (2016). Disciplinary Action for Students with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XXXVIII Controversies in the Clinic and the Classroom, Baltimore, MD.

Alexander, M. & Finn, M. (2016). Preventing School Problems at the IEP Table: Proactive Planning for Students with Disabilities. Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Van Stone, M. (2016). Be Buddies, Not Bullies: Issues with School-Aged Bullying. Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Almazan, S., Smith, D., & van Stone, M. (2016). New IDEA Attorney Skills Training: Special Education Law, Procedure, and Strategy. Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 

Chaudhary, J., Planalp, E., Swanstrom, M.H., & van Stone, M. (2016). Sharing Best Practices in Behavioral Health Medical-Legal Partnership. National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, Behavioral Health Medical-Legal Partnership Training Series.

Lift, J., Whelan, E.M., Coker, T., & van Stone, M. (2016).  Innovative Models of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Symposium presented at the 2016 National Child Health Policy Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Stone, M., Finn, M., & Coster, M. (2015). Special lecture: Bullying, Harassment, & Intimidation of Students with Disabilities, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2015). Understanding Your Parental Rights. Workshop presented for the Partners for Success Program, Baltimore City Public School System, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2015). Legal Aspects of School Disciplinary Removals. Symposium presented at the Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference, Salisbury, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2015). Tips for helping families successfully manage the IFSP/IEP process. Association for Successful Parenting International Conference, Memphis, TN.

Van Stone, M. (2015). Tips for professionals on how to help families successfully manage the IFSP/IEP process. Association for Successful Parenting International Conference, Memphis, TN.

Jones, M., van Stone, M., Margolis, L., Paauwe, H., & Vernick, A. (2015). School Matters after Hemispherectomy. Symposium presented at the 2015 International Hemispherectomy Conference and Family Reunion, Linthicum, MD.

Van Stone, M., Owens, L., Walston, B., & Helfand, H. (2015). Special Education Trends, Challenges, and Issues in Identifying and Serving Students with Learning Disabilities among the Non-English Speaking Population. Symposium presented at the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary 2015 Mid-Year Conference, Annapolis, MD.

Capozzalo, G., Corris, J., & van Stone, M. (2015). The Evolving Role of the Community Program Leader. Panel discussion at the 2015 Hospital Charitable Services Awards Conference, Atlanta, GA 

Van Stone, M. (2014). Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation of Students with Disabilities in Maryland Public Schools. Symposium presented at the Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference, Wye Mills, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2014). Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation of Students with Disabilities. Symposium presented at the Brain Injury Association of Maryland 2014 Annual Conference "Cherish Today ... Challenge Tomorrow," Timonium, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2014). The Impact of Medical-Legal Partnership: A Case Study, Project HEAL at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Symposium presented at the 2014 Hospital Charitable Services Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Van Stone, M. (2013). Transition Planning 101: Entitlement to Eligibility. Symposium presented at The 2013 Maryland Transition Conference, Bowie, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2013). Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation of Students with Disabilities in Maryland Public Schools. Symposium presented at the Maryland Association of Resources for Families & Youth 33rd Annual Conference, “Collaboration & Integration: How to Play in the Sandbox,” Ocean City, MD.

Goodman, S., Ferguson, T., van Stone, M., Saylor, P., & Paul, A. (2013). The Ethan Saylor Tragedy – What Can We Learn? Symposium presented at the National Down Syndrome Congress 41st Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Caley, S., Stevens, H., Manchanda, R., O’Connell, M., & van Stone, M. (2013). Achieving Quality and Sustainability for All MLP Programs. Symposium presented at the 2013 Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, Bethesda, MD.

Van Stone, M. & Smith, C.L. (2011). Training for School Resource Officers on Disability Awareness. Symposium presented at the 2011 TASH Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Van Stone, M. (2011). Restraint and Seclusion: An Overview of Law and Practice. Symposium presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2011). Special Education Case Law Review. Symposium presented at the 11th Annual Autism Conference, Timonium, MD.

Strickland, B., Chapman, L.A., van Stone, M. & Smith, C.L. (2011). Legal Needs Across the Lifespan: from Children with Special Healthcare Needs to Adults with Chronic Disease. Symposium presented at the 6th Annual National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2010). Transitional Youth: Understanding the Legal Basis for Transition Planning in Maryland. Symposium presented at the 2010 Maryland Rehabilitation Association and Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services Training Conference, Ocean City, MD.

Van Stone, M. & Almazan, S. (2010). Educational Issues for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy. Symposium presented at the Themes in Neurorehabilitation: Cerebral Palsy Across the Lifespan Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2010). Changes to Special Education Polices, Practices, and Procedures in Maryland. Symposium presented at the Brain Injury Association of Maryland Annual Education Conference, Towson, MD.

Van Stone, M., Botkin, L., Conroy, K., Lawton,E. & Marple, K. (2010). Medical-Legal Partnership 101. Symposium presented at the 2010 Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, Washington, DC.

Van Stone, M. (2009). Changes to Special Education Polices, Practices, and Procedures in Maryland. Symposium presented at the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Towson, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2008). Discipline for Students in Maryland Public Schools. Symposium presented at the 28th annual conference of the Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth, Ocean City, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2008). Transition Services for Children with Disabilities under IDEA 2004. Symposium presented at the Parents’ Place of Maryland Teleconference Series, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2007). Transition Services for Children with Disabilities. Symposium presented at Navigating the Road from School to Adulthood For All Youth with Disabilities in Maryland Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2007). Methods for Improving Transition Services for Children with Disabilities. Symposium presented at the 27th annual conference of the Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth, Ocean City, MD.

Tipton, H. & van Stone, M. (2007). Making Sense of Medical Records: A Training for Legal Service Providers. Symposium presented at a training hosted by Public Justice Center, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2007). Methods for Improving Transition Services for Children with Disabilities. A Workshop for the Resource Network, A Project of Kennedy Krieger Institute, The Adolescent Transition Lecture Series, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2007). Legal Issues and Adolescents: How Can We Help Adolescents and Their Families Advocate for Themselves? Symposium presented at The Adolescent Learner: Issues and Answers, Education Summit, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2006). Advocacy 101 and New IDEA. A Workshop for the Resource Network, A Project of Kennedy Krieger Institute, The Adolescent Transition Lecture Series, Baltimore, MD.

Tipton, H. & van Stone, M. (2005). Out with the Old and In with the New: Changes in SPED Laws. Symposium presented at the 14th Educational Symposium, A Workshop for School Professionals of Students with Mental Health and Health Issues, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pediatric and GYN/OB Social Work, Baltimore, MD.

Hagopian, L., Crockett, J., van Stone, M., DeLeon, I., & Bowman, L. (2000). Response allocation between stimulus engagement and problem behavior: A matching account of noncontingent reinforcement effects. Symposium presented at the 26th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Hagopian, L., Crockett, J., van Stone, M., DeLeon, I., & Bowman, L. (1999). Response allocation between stimulus engagement and problem behavior: A matching account of noncontingent reinforcement effects. Symposium presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, Baltimore, MD.

Posters:

Daly, A.M., van Stone, M., & Smith, C.L. (2016). Do We Need Police to Keep Our Schools Safe? Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Eversole, R., van Stone, M., & Smith, C.L. (2016). Ending Early Elementary Suspensions in Maryland Schools. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Grow, J.L., van Stone, M., & Smith, C.L. (2016). Providing an Appropriate Education to English Language Learners with Disabilities. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Hoppe, E., Rothman, M., Finn, M., & van Stone, M. (2016). Enhancing the Knowledge and Tools Available to Mental Health Professionals Related to the Special Education Needs of Pediatric Patients. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Paxton, B., Finn, M., & van Stone, M. (2016). Analyzing the Recovery of Employment Rates for Persons with and without Disabilities After the Financial Crisis of 2008. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Siske, A., van Stone, M., Finn, M., & Smith, C.L. (2016). Using Assistive Technology to Reduce the Graduation Gap: A Reconsideration of the Legal Framework. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Stone, M., Lai, Y., Stone, J., & Smith, C.L. (2016). An Innovative Approach to Interprofessional Training Through a Medical-Legal Partnership. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Lai, Y., van Stone, M., Stone, J., & Smith, C.L. (2016). An Innovative Approach to Interprofessional Training through an MLP. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, Indianapolis, IN. 

Van Stone, M., Dauksha, M., Smith, C.L. & Finn, M. (2016). Effective Transition Services to Promote Successful Outcomes in Post-School Placements. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Columbia, MD.

Schiel, C., van Stone, M., Smith, C.L. (2015). Medical-Legal Partnerships: The Impact of Educational Advocacy. Poster presented at the 10th Anniversary Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, McLean, VA.

Van Stone, M., Dauksha, M. & Smith, C.L. (2015). Effective Transition Services to Promote Successful Outcomes in Post-School Placements. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.
 
Van Stone, M., Delaney, J., Finn, M. & Smith, C.L. (2015). Providing Parents with Limited English Proficiency with Meaningful Participation in their Child’s IEP Development. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.
 
Van Stone, M., Woolf, A. & Smith, C.L. (2015). Children with Disabilities: Getting School Systems to Identify and Address Emotional Disabilities through the Child Find Mandate. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Stone, M., Smith, C.L., Sugar, P.S. (2015). Leveraging a Law Firm Partner to Maximize Impact. Poster presented at the 10th Anniversary Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, McLean, VA.

Van Stone, M., Machometa, J. & Smith, C.L. (2014). Positive Outcomes for Advocates Using Principled Negotiation. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

McLaughlin, K., van Stone, M. & Smith, C.L. (2014). Improving Mental Health for Children by Incorporating Medical Legal Partnerships (MLP) in Schools. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Stone, M., Finn, M. & Smith, C.L. (2014). Mediation In Special Education Matters: What does Voluntary Mean? Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Jackson III, W., Belcher, H., van Stone, M. (2014). Project HEAL: Advocacy and Policy for Individuals with Disabilities. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Van Stone, M., Rothman, M. & Stewart, L. (2014). Extracurricular Programs in Middle and High Schools Promoting Inclusion of Students with Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review of Model Programs. Poster presented at the 2014 Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C. 

McLaughlin, K., van Stone, M., & Smith, C.L. (2014). Improving Mental Health for Children by Incorporating MLPs in Schools. Poster presented at the 2014 Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, Seattle, WA. 

Van Stone, M., McDermott, S.M., & Smith, C.L. (2014). Parental Perception of the Transition Process and the Role of Non-School-Affiliated Professionals. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Kennedy Krieger Institute Neuropsychology Research Forum, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M., McDermott, S.M., & Smith, C.L. (2014). Parental Perception of the Transition Process and the Role of Non-School-Affiliated Professionals. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International 40th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Van Stone, M., McDermott, S.M., & Smith, C.L. (2013). Parental Perception of the Transition Process and the Role of Non-School-Affiliated Professionals. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Stone, M., McDermott, S.M., & Smith, C.L. (2013). Parental Perception of the Transition Process and the Role of Non-School-Affiliated Professionals. Poster presented at the Maryland Association of Applied Behavior Analysis, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M., Naugle, P., & McIntyre, H. (2012). Analyzing the Legal and Practical Implications of Appropriate Transition Planning for Children with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Stone, M., Jensby, E., & Majewski, K. (2012). An Innovative Approach to Addressing the Medical and Legal Needs of Individuals with Disabilities. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C.

Hardesty, S., Zablotsky, B., & van Stone, M. (2012). Facing the Facts: Addressing Problems with Anti-Bullying Policies and Surveillance Systems in Maryland Schools. Poster presented at the Association on University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Stone, M. & Cimino, S. (2011). Legal Issues Affecting Military Families Raising Children with Disabilities. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA.

Van Stone, M. (2011). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Outcomes for Low-Income Children with Disabilities. Poster presented at the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN.

Van Stone, M., Ulbricht, J., & Smith, C.L. (2011). Training for School Resource Officers on Disability Awareness. Poster presented at the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN.

Van Stone, M. (2011). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Outcomes for Low-Income Children with Disabilities. Poster presented at the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Summit, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M. (2010). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Outcomes for Low-Income Children with Disabilities. Poster presented at the Association on University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Stone, M., Ulbricht, J., & Smith, C.L. (2010). Training for School Resource Officers on Disability Awareness. Poster presented at the Association on University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C.

Long, E., Kahng, S., Kurtz, P., van Stone, M., Lieblein, T., & Paclawskyj, T. (2002). Evaluation of the ‘divided attention’ condition during functional analysis of severe problem behavior. Poster presented at the 28th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, Canada.

Trosclair, N., Roane, H., Fisher, W., Piazza, C., van Stone, M., & Barclay, B. (2002). Treatment of problem behavior associated with transitions. Poster presented at the 28th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, Canada.

Arnold, K., DeLeon, I., Uy, M., Rodriquez-Catter, V., & van Stone, M. (2001). Covariation between bizarre speech as a function of the content of social attention. Poster presented at the 4th annual convention of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M., Vu, C., Condon, L., & Kahng, S. (2001). An evaluation of functional communication training as a treatment for self-injurious behavior during longer observational periods. Poster presented at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, New Orleans, LA.

Van Stone, M., Keevican, A., Hagopian, L., & Crockett, J. (2000). Treating dropping to the floor maintained by automatic reinforcement for an adolescent with mental retardation. Poster presented at the 26th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Rush, K., Hagopian, L., Perry, A., & van Stone, M. (1999). The eliciting effects of reinforcer removal in a functional analysis tangible condition. Poster presented at the 25th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Van Stone, M., DeLeon, I., Lindauer, S. & Fisher, W. (1999). Decreasing signs of negative affect and correlated self-injury in an individual with mental retardation and mood disturbances. Poster presented at the 25th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Van Stone, M., Keevican, A., Hagopian, L., & Crockett, J. (1999). Treating dropping to the floor maintained by automatic reinforcement for an adolescent with mental retardation. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, Baltimore, MD.

Van Stone, M., DeLeon, I., Lindauer, S., & Fisher, W. (1998). Decreasing signs of negative affect and correlated self-injury in an individual with mental retardation and mood disturbances. Poster presented at the 1st annual convention of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, Baltimore, MD.

Project HEAL's 2016 Outstanding Partner

Ron Howard

We would like to acknowledge Ron Howard of Ron Howard & Associates at RE/MAX Preferred in Baltimore, Maryland, for his outstanding support of Project HEAL. During calendar years 2015 and 2016, Ron individually contributed over $2,000, helping to provide legal care for low- and moderate-income families raising children with disabilities.

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