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Boggs Center Faculty & Staff Author Journal Articles


Journal of Developmental Pediatrics coverBoggs Center faculty members Caroline N. Coffield, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Preservice Training, Deborah M. Spitalnik, PhD, Professor Pediatrics and Executive Director, and Manuel E. Jimenez, MD, Assistant Professor and Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at The Boggs Center, conducted a study of the experiences of Latino families of children recently diagnosed with autism. An article about this project, a collaboration with Jill Harris, PhD and Children's Specialized Hospital, was recently published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Coffield C.N., Spitalnik D.M., Harris J.F., Jimenez M.E. (2021). Exploring the Experiences of Families of Latino Children Newly Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, May 3, 2021.

Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation coverBoggs Center Training & Consultation Specialists, Bethany Chase, MSW, LSW, CESP, Jessica Short, BA, CESP, and Robert Kimmel, MAT, BCBA, CESP, authored articles recently published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Chase, B. (2021). Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Collaborating with Families to Create Employment Opportunity. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 54(3), 279-283.

Kimmel, R. (2021). More than Memes: Embracing Social Media for 21st Century Supported Employment. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 54(3), 289-293.

Short, J. (2021). A Snapshot of Potential: Using Situational Assessments to Capture the Moment. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 54(3), 261-264.


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Employment Opportunities


The Boggs Center is hiring a Training & Consultation Specialist. Training and curriculum development responsibilities will focus on College of Direct Support Administration, Direct Support Workforce Development, and Health and Well-Being for People with Disabilities. View the job posting.


Information and Resources Related to COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDC imageAcross the world, we are experiencing an unprecedented set of challenges as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and other protective measures. Having reliable, up to date information and resources to help us better understand COVID-19, necessary health and hygiene precautions,and strategies to maintain emotional well-being is important to us all. 

The Boggs Center, as New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for the Developmental Disabilities Community

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus that spreads easily and can make people very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects against COVID-19, and is an important tool to help stop the pandemic. People with developmental disabilities, their families, and supporters play an important role in preventing COVID-19 by getting a vaccine.

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities has developed two new resources to provide information about COVID-19 vaccines and help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities understand what to expect. Available in English and Spanish.

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts for the Developmental Disabilities Community-CoverCOVID-19 Vaccine Facts for the Developmental Disabilities Community provides information about COVID-19 vaccines, including:
• When, where, and how to get the vaccine
• What to expect when getting the vaccine
• What to expect after getting the vaccine
• How to continue to stay safe before and after getting the COVID-19 vaccine


Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine: A Social Story for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities-Cover Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine: A Social Story for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
helps readers understand why it’s important to get a COVID-19 vaccine and what to expect before, during, and after vaccination. Direct Support Professionals, family members, and other supporters can use this social story to prepare people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for getting a COVID-19 vaccine by printing or sharing on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.


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