Spotlight on Disability Newsletter
A publication of the Office on Disability Issues in Psychology
September 2016 |Vol. 8, No. 2
In This Issue
- Defining intellectual disability: Finally we all agree... almost
Defining and determining intellectual disability.
By Marc J. Tassé, PhD
- Intellectual disability and support needs
The unique support needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
By Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, and James R. Thompson, PhD
- Promoting well-being in families with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Insights on caregiver stress and depression, the need for social support, optimistic parenting and implications for psychologists.
By Laura Lee McIntyre, PhD
- Mental health treatment for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Fostering the mental health needs of people with ASD.
By Jonathan A. Weiss, PhD, Jason K. Baker, PhD, and Eric M Butter, PhD
- New directions in family research: Marital quality in parents of children with ASD
How couples parenting children with ASD are affected.
By Greta L. Goetz, Emily J. Hickey, and Sigan L. Hartley, PhD
- Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology’s 30-year anniversary
The committee serves a number of important functions to further the psychological well-being of people with disabilities.