Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

2014 Impact Factor: 1.265
2014 Ranking: 32/70 in Rehabilitation (SSCI) | 51/68 in Psychology, Developmental | 16/39 in Education, Special
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

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

eISSN: 15384829| ISSN: 10883576|Current volume: 30|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.

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at

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.

Statistical Consultant
Phillip Gagné Georgia State University
Editorial Assistant
Sara M. Snyder University of Georgia
Consulting Editors
Diane Adreon University of Miami
Joel Arick Portland State University
Joshua Baker University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Monica Bellon-Harn Lamar University
Jay Birnbrauer Murdoch University
Marjorie Bock Emporia State University
Andrew Bondy Pyramid Educational Consultants
Emily C. Bouck Michigan State University
Michael Brady Florida Atlantic University
Mathew Brock Ohio State University
Tom Buggey The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
Joanne Cafiero Johns Hopkins University, USA
Jonathan M. Campbell University of Georgia College of Social Work
Helen I. Cannella-Malone Ohio State University
Teresa Cardon Utah Valley University
Christine Carnahan University of Cincinnati
Zhen Chai University of New Mexico
Laura Chezan Old Dominion University
Su-Je Cho Fordham University
David Cihak University of Tennessee
Belva Collins University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Susan Copeland University of New Mexico at Albuquerque
Karen Bowen Dahle University of Alabama at Birmingham
Evan Dart The University of Southern Mississippi
Sylvia Diehl University of South Florida, USA
Teresa Doughty Purdue University, USA
Karen Douglas Illinois State University
Erik Drasgow University of South Carolina, USA
Glen Dunlap University of Nevada, Reno
Stacy Dymond University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Stephen Edelson Autism Research Insititute, California
Karen Erickson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Michael Giangreco University of Vermont
Rachel Goin-Kochel Baylor College of Medicine
Matthew S. Goodwin Northeastern University, USA
Jay Gottlieb New York University, Italy
Vanessa Green Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Deborah Griswold University of Kansas, USA
Kyoung Gun Han Dankook University, Republic of Korea
Taku Hagiwara Hokkaido University of Education - Asahikawa, Japan
David Hagner University of New Hampshire
Joshua Harrower California State University-Monterey Bay
Richard P. Hastings University of Warwick, UK
Aleksandra Hollingshead University of Idaho
Robert Horner University of Oregon
Michelle L. Ivey University of Houston
Jesse "Woody" Johnson Northern Illinois University, USA
Debra Kamps University of Kansas
Antonis Katsiyannis Clemson University, USA
Ryan Kellems Brigham Young University
Craig Kennedy University of Georgia, USA
Jonathan Kimball Woodfords Family Services, Maine
Victoria Knight Vanderbilt University
Justin Lane University of Kentucky
Jennifer R. Ledford Vanderbilt University, USA
Tim Lewis University of Missouri, USA
Kent Logan Black Mountain, North Carolina
K. Alisa Lowrey University of Southern Mississippi
Steve Lyon University of Pittsburgh, USA
Richmond G. Mancil Louisiana Tech University, USA
Hedda Meadan University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Linda Mechling University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Pamela Mims East Tennessee State University
Daniel W. Mruzek University of Rochester Medical Center
Nancy Mundschenk Southern Illinois University
Linda C. Murdock University of Montevallo
Mark O'Reilly University of Texas at Austin
Bill Ogletree Western Carolina University, Bardo Distinguished Professor
Greg Olley The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Donald Oswald Virginia Commonwealth University
Robert Pennington Univeristy of Louisville
Patricia Prelock University of Vermont
Barry Prizant Childhood Communication Services, Rhode Island
Kathleen Quill Autism Institute, Massachusetts
Keith C. Radley III The University of Southern Mississippi
Judy Reaven University of Colorado
Brian R. Reichow University of Florida, USA
Raymond Romanczyk SUNY - Binghamton
Agata Rozga Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Frank Sansosti Kent State University, USA
Jack Scott Florida Atlantic University
Jeff Sigafoos Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Rosanne Silberman Hunter College, CUNY
Richard Simpson University of Kansas
J. David Smith University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Brenda Smith-Myles University of Kansas
Amy D. Spriggs University of Kentucky
Robert Stodden University of Hawaii at Manoa
Matthew Tincani Temple University, USA
Jason Travers University of Kansas
Toni Van Laarhoven Northern Illinois University
Jo Webber Texas State University
Paul Wehman Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Cathryn Weir University of Massachusetts Boston
John J. Wheeler East Tennessee State University
Susan Williams White Virginia Tech, USA
Mark Wolery Vanderbilt University
Mitchell L. Yell University of South Carolina, USA
Robert H. Zabel Kansas State University
Dianne Zager Pace University
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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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