Scholarly Ability

In this section you will find evidence of my research and writing.

1.      Manuscripts either published or accepted for publication.

Timberlake, M.T., Leutz, W. N., Warfield, M. E. & Chiri, G. (2014). “In the driver’s seat”: Parent perceptions of choice in a participant-directed Medicaid waiver program for young children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 44, 903-914. Doi:10.1007/s10803-013-1942-4.

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Also, the abstract of my article is featured on the Publications page of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University


  • Timberlake, M. (forthcoming). Assigning Costs & Benefits: Teacher Interpretation and Implementation of Access to the General Education Curriculum, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. 39,(2) 83-99. doi: 10.1177/1540796914544547.

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  • Warfield,M. E.,  Chiri, G.,  Leutz, W.N. & Timberlake, M. (2014). Family well-being in a participant-directed autism waiver program: the role of relational coordination. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 58, (12), 1091-1104. doi: 10.1111/jir.12102

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  Research in progress

Teachers’ Perceptions of the EngageNY Modules and Common Core State Standards.  IRB # 131437.


Conference presentations


Peer reviewed

Title: Inclusive Academics as Luxuries – Nice but we can’t afford it.

TASH Conference   Washington DC  December 12, 2014

Audience: teachers, individuals, parents and families members of people with disabilities, researchers, administrators, adult service providers and other professionals in the disability field

In this photo I am explaining my research to an interested conference attendee at TASH 2013 Chicago:


6. Other scholarly work

Professional memberships

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • Disability studies special interest group
  • Qualitative research special interest group

American Evaluation Association (AEA)

Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Society for Disability Studies (SDS)

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)





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