Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities 

Publications and other products of scholarship related to research and practice in intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Journal Articles 

  • Blaskowitz M, Johnson KR, Bergfelt, T, Mahoney W. 2021. Evidence to inform occupational therapy intervention with adults with intellectual disability: A scoping review. Am J Occup Ther. 75(3): 7503180010.

  • Johnson KR, Bogenschutz M, Peak K. 2021. Propositions for race-based research in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Inclusion. 9(3): 156-169. 

  • Mahoney W, Blaskowitz M, Johnson KR. 2021. Scoping review of occupational therapy related assessments for adults with intellectual disability. Am J Occup Ther. 75(3): 7503180100.   

  • Washington SE, Johnson KR, Hollenbeck, JM. 2021. Environmental modification and supports for participation among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A scoping review of the literature. Am J Occup Ther. 75(4). [in press]

  • Jones D, Nicolaidis C, Ellwood LJ, Garcia A, Johnson KR, Lopez K, Waisman TC. 2020. An expert discussion on structural racism in autism research and practice. Autism in Adulthood. 2(4).

  • Johnson KR, Bagatell N. 2020. Negotiating tensions on the front-line: Circuits of accountability and self-governance in institutional care of adults with intellectual disability. Work Employ Soc. 34(4): 644-660.

  • Bogenschutz M, Dinora P, Johnson KR. 2019. Case management workforce supporting people with ID/DD: Indications of a new frontier of the workforce crisis. Intellect Dev Disabil.

  • Johnson KR, Blaskowitz M, Mahoney W. 2019. Occupational therapy practice with adults with intellectual disability: What more can we do? Open J Occup Ther. 7(2).

  • Gary KW, Sima A., Wehman P, Johnson KR. 2018. Transitioning racial/ethnic minorities with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Influence of socioeconomic status on related services. Career Dev Transit Except Individ.

  • Johnson KR, Bagatell N. 2018. “No! You can’t have it.”: Problematizing choice in institutionalized adults with intellectual disabilities. J Intellect Disabil. 24(1).

  • Johnson KR, Bagatell N. 2017. Beyond custodial care: Mediating choice and participation for adults with intellectual disabilities. J Occup Sci. 24(4): 546-560.

Book Chapters 

  • Belgrave FZ, Gary KW, Johnson KR. Culture, race, and disability. In: D. Dunn’s, editor, Understanding the experience of disability: Perspectives from social and rehabilitation psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2019. p. 122-136. 


  • Technology-related intervention for adults with intellectual disability: A scoping review, 2020 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Conference, Pittsburg, PA *cancelled due to COVID-19* (Poster)

  • An occupational perspective on racial and ethnic disparities in service access and use, 2018 Society for the Study of Occupation: USA Conference, Lexington, KY (Panel)

  • Institutionalized adults with intellectual disabilities and the problematization of choice, 2018 World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (Oral)

  • Intellectual disability, basic human rights, and the problematization of choice, 2017 Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Boston, MA (Oral)

  • Beyond custodial care: Mediating choice for institutionalized adults with ID, 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA (Oral and poster -American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Scientist Distinction)

  • Making visible the ruling relations of participation in occupation, 2016 Joint International Conference in Occupational Science, Portland, ME (Oral)