Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities is a critically acclaimed and widely read scientific journal in the field of disabilities. RPSD includes breakthrough articles on such topics such as inclusion, augmentative and alternative communication, supported living, supported employment, early childhood issues, self-advocacy, positive behavioral supports, disability rights and issues of concern to families.

This journal is the most influential vehicle for progressive research in the disability field. Published quarterly, RPSD occasionally focuses on special topics, such as cultural competency, covered by many of the most notable authors and researchers in the field.

RPSD is available as a member benefit, or through a library subscription. Become a member to receive this journal and contact your library and ask that they subscribe to Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities.

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RPSD Statement of Ethics: The opinions expressed in the journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the editor, editorial board, TASH Board of Directors, and the TASH Staff. Authors are encouraged to be respectful of all authors they cite or persons to whom they refer, and are advised not to reveal any personal information about these persons that is damaging or hurtful.

You can read the welcome message from Craig H. Kennedy PhD, editor-in-chief of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. If you would like to submit a manuscript, please read the RPSD editorial policy and author guidelines.



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TASH’s podcast, Amplified frequently talks with authors of articles from RPSD. A listing of episodes featuring RPSD contributors is in the table below:

# Title Guest Duration Date
s4:e1 When Students are Segregated: A Study of Least Restrictive Environment Statements Jennifer Kurth & Andrea Ruppar 49:52 8-Aug-2019
s3:e1 Employee Retention in Competitive Integrated Employment for People with Disabilities Carol Schall 41:19 8-Oct-2018
s1:e8 What Matters to Family Members when a Relative Transitions to Community Living Jennifer Jones & Kami Gallus 40:46 12-May-2016
s1:e7 Special Education Teachers and the General Education Curriculum Amy Petersen 26:17 25-Apr-2016
s1:e2 Teaching Math to Students with Disabilities: What We’ve Learned in 10 Years Jenny Root 17:48 12-Feb-2016

For a complete listing of Amplified episodes, click here.