SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1.

Plummer, S., & Findley, P. A. (2012). Women with disabilities’ experience with physical and sexual abuse: Review of the literature and implications for the field. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 13(1), 15-29. doi:10.1177/1524838011426014

This literature review examines peer-reviewed research on the experience of abuse among women with disabilities.  After summarizing the key themes in the existing research, the authors make suggestions for research and practice to better understand and respond to the unique experiences of this population. 


  1. According to the authors, why has there been so little attention paid to the experiences of women with disabilities who experience physical and sexual abuse? 
  2. Describe the unique experiences or circumstances of abuse faced by women with disabilities.    
  3. What do isolation and dependency have to do with risk of abuse?
  4. What do these findings suggest about how services for individuals experiencing abuse could be improved? 

Article 2.

Russa, M. B., Matthews, A. L., & Owen-DeSchryver, J. S. (2014). Expanding supports to improve the lives of families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, doi:10.1177/1098300714532134

This article summarizes peer-reviewed practice research on family-centered approaches to addressing the stress experienced by families of children with ASD.  Several strategies are explored that are designed to address the stress experienced by families.


  1. What is the family-centered service delivery model?  Why is a family-centered approach recommended in the care of children with ASD? 
  2. What strategies have been used to enhance parent-educator collaboration in families of children with ASD? 
  3. What promising approaches have been used to promote service coordination?