Family and Disability Studies Initiative

Recent Publications

Recent FDSI Publications

Browse through selected projects and publications associated with the FDSI. Feel free to contact us for access to further reports or 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