Family and Disability Studies Initiative

Recent Publications

Pacheco, L. & McConnell, D. (2017) Love and resistance of mothers with intellectual disability from ethnocultural communities in Canada. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. DOI: 10.1111/jar.12342 

Wołowicz‐Ruszkowska, A., & McConnell, D. (2017). The experience of adult children of mothers with intellectual disability: A qualitative retrospective study from Poland. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.DOI: 10.1111/jar.12322 

McConnell, D., Feldman, M., Aunos, M. & Pacheco, L. (2017). Child welfare process and outcomes for children of parents with cognitive impairment [II]:Findings from the CIS_2008. Family and Disability Studies Initiative, University of Alberta. Full report here

Emerson, E. & Savage, A. (2017). Acute Respiratory Infection, Diarrhoea and Fever in Young Children at Risk of Intellectual Disability in 24 Low-and Middle-income countries. Public Health, 142, 85–93.

McConnell, D., Savage, A., Breitkreuz, R., & Sobsey, R. (2016). Sustainable family care for children with disabilities. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(2), 530-544. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-015-0245-0

McConnell, D., Feldman, M., Aunos, M., Pacheco, L., Savage, A., Hahn, L. Dube, C., Chenier, S. & Park, E. (2016). Ameliorating psychosocial risk among mothers with intellectual impairment. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-015-9979-9

Savage, A., & McConnell, D. (2016). The marital status of disabled women in Canada: a population-based analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 18(4), 295-303. DOI: 10.1080/15017419.2015.1081616

McConnell, D., Hahn, L., Savage, A., Dube, C., & Park, E. (2016). Suicidal ideation among adults with disability in Western Canada: A brief report. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(5), 519-526. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-015-9911-3

Savage, A. & Emerson, E. (2016). Overweight and Obesity among Children at Risk of Intellectual Disability in 20 Low and Middle Income Countries. The Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(11), 1128-1135. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12309

Recent FDSI Publications

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