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The Developmental Disabilities Institute consistently develops and releases disability-related publications, tools, and multimedia materials. These materials include (but are not limited to) research articles, Institute reports, training materials, program evaluation tools, informative videos and CDroms.

Listed below are the topics under which DDI’s publications are arranged. Please click on the topic link to browse the publications in each area of interest.

Some materials can be downloaded - in PDF format - directly from this page. To order a hardcopy of any DDI publication, please complete this order form online. For article or material reprints, please contact Emily Milligan at emily.milligan@wayne.edu.  Please do not send payment until you have contacted us to confirm publication availability.

Accepted methods of payment include Purchase Orders and checks made out to "The Developmental Disabilities Institute".

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DDI Brochures

Brochures are in PDF format.

DDI Annual Reports

Annual Reports are in PDF format.2013-2014 DDI Annual Report

Possibilities Video Series

Autism Resources 

Dual Diagnosis

Cultural Competence

Direct Support Professionals Training


  • DDI Webinar: The Affordable Care Act: What’s Changing (and What’s Not) for People with Disabilities and Direct Support Professionals in Michigan presented by Rachel Patterson

  • A Three-Phase Study to Better Understand the Incidence of SIDS in Detroit and Wayne County Michigan. (2000). Milberger, S., LeRoy, B. & Harrison, S.
  • Health Promotion for People with Disabilities: Michigan Strategic Plan 2008-2011. (2009). Michigan Department of Community Health. Free. 

Community Inclusion

Welfare Reform

Sibling Support

Family Support

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders


  • A Trainer’s Guide to Self-Advocacy Skills for Persons with Disabilities. (1989). Field, S. 
  • Building Self-Determination Skills: A Guide for Group Facilitators. (1993). Daeschlein, M. 

Community Support

  • Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (FCSIA) of 2008: Impact on Youth with Disabilities. (2013). Carrellas, A. 
  • Michigan Alliance of Direct Support Professionals 6th Annual Forum Conference Proceedings. (2006). Bray, M.
  • Michigan Alliance of Direct Support Professionals 4th Annual Forum Conference Proceedings. (2004). Bray, M.
  • Michigan Alliance of Direct Support Professionals Forum Conference Proceedings: Official Proceedings of Michigan’s First Direct Support Professional Forum. (2001). Compiled and edited by Karen and Michael Wolf- Branigin.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Collaborative Relationships When Working with Latino Families (2011). Hernandez, J., Janks, E., & Alvarez, A.  


Peer Mentoring 

  • BRIDGES Peer Mentor Training Participant Workbook and PowerPoint Presentation CD. (2001). Maddalena, C., Schramm, L., St. Peter, S., Woodell, I. & Ways, M. Edited by Katherine Dukhan. 

Managed Developmental Disabilities Long-Term Services & Supports (MDDLTSS)

Aging and Disability 

Violence Prevention & Education

Inclusive Education 

  • Facilitator Guides to Inclusive Education: Effective Educational Practices in Inclusive School Settings, A Planning Tool. (1994). Michigan Inclusive Education Project Staff. Full series includes booklets, handouts, transparencies and forms covering the following topics:
    • Systems Change that Supports all Students
    • Components of Inclusive Education
    • The Planning Process for Inclusive Education
    • Instructional Accommodations in Inclusive Education
    • Social Inclusion
    • Paraprofessional Roles in Inclusive Education

    Cost: $175.00 for full set, or $25.00 each

  • Inclusive Education: Evaluation Model and Protocols. (1998). LeRoy, B.
  • Systems Change for Inclusive Education in Michigan: Final Report. (1994). LeRoy, B.
  • Parent Stories. (1995). LeRoy, B., editor. $10.00
  • Inclusive Education, Centralized Special Education and Categorical In-District Special Education: A Comparative Analysis of Costs. (1996). LeRoy, B. & Simpson, C.
  • Technical Assistance Guide for Community College Administrators and Program Coordinators. (1996). Kent, C., Pfaendtner, J., Witten, D. 7 hainstock, T.
  • Who’s There? Special Education Placement Characteristics in Michigan School Districts. Data CDrom. (2001). Developmental Disabilities Institute.


Disability Rights 

Empowerment Education Training 

The Paper & Pencil Manuals listed below are $15.00 each:

  • Supporting Growth Through Opportunity and Choices
  • Ten Successful and Assertive Steps for Working with Professionals
  • Person-Centered Planning: Valuing the Contributions of Direct Support Professionals
  • Supporting People in Establishing Friendships and Making Community Connections
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Teaching Made Easy
  • Stress Management: Its All About Awareness, Attitude and Action at Work
  • Self-Advocates and Direct Support Professionals Working in Partnership to Achieve Life's Dreams
  • Making the Transition ASAP: As Smooth As possible
  • Self-Determination: Our Right to Meaningful and Fulfilling Lives (Self-Determination 1)
  • Living a Self-Determined Life (Self-Determination 2)
  • Introduction to Dual Diagnosis
  • Education for All: Postsecondary Education is an Option for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities NEW!

Empowerment Education Training List in PDF

Empowerment Education Report/Brochure (Long Version)

**Empowerment Education Training now available on CDROM!

The following Empowerment Education Training Modules are available on CDROM at a price of $20.00 per CD or all three for $50:


  • Person-Centered Planning/Self-Determination 1


  • Stress Management/Ten Successful and Assertive Steps for Working with Professionals


  • Direct Support Professional: Your Career Opportunity (CDROM Only)


  • LeRoy, B.W. (1984). Unemployed Youth: Counseling Issues. Ann Arbor: ERIC/CAPS, The University of Michigan.
  • Walsh, P.N. & LeRoy, B. (2004). Women with Disabilities Aging Well: A Global View. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishers.
  • Howard, R. Learning to Play is Playing to Learn

    "Learning to Play is Playing to Learn is filled with activities for a growing child. It engages you in teaching children to become inquistive learners while developing difference domain in language/fine & motor skills, by using low cost to no cost items with illustrations for reference, space to note progress and personal ideas. Everyday is a new day of learning with close to home strategies"

Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters (Reprints available by request) 

Scholarly Articles (click on article link to view journal/article):

  • Erickson, S. R., & LeRoy, B. (2015). Health literacy and medication administration performance by caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA, 55(2), 169.
  • Facchini, P., & LeRoy, B.W. (1985). Work Interest Inventory for Special Education (WIISE) manual. Michigan Department of Education. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service Number ED 267 332.)
  • LeRoy, B. & Hobden, KL. (May/June 2008). Assessing mental health concerns in individuals with intellectual disabilities. NADD Bulletin, 11(3), 45-48.
  • LeRoy, B., Wolf-Branigin, M., Wolf-Branigin, K, Israel, N., & Kulik, N. (2007). Challenges to the systematic adoption of person centered planning. Best Practices in Mental Health, 3(1), 16­25.
  • LeRoy, B. (January/February 2005). School culture and inclusive education placement. TASH Connections. 31(1/2), 24-26.
  • LeRoy, B. et.al. (2004).Life experiences of older women. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(5), 429-441.
  • LeRoy, B. & Wolf-Branigin, M. (2004). Designing accessible managed care services for people with physical disabilities: Consumer suggestions within an emergent design process. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation. 3(3), 3-16.
  • LeRoy, B. et.al. (2004). The perceptions of welfare reform by Michigan families whose children have disabilities and welfare caseworkers. The Social Policy Journal, 3(1), 23-37.
  • LeRoy, B. & Kulik, N. (2003). Who's there? Students in inclusive education settings. TASH Connections, 29(10), 26-28.
  • LeRoy, B. et.al. (2002). Osteoporosis and Women with Down Syndrome. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 27(4), 273-280.
  • LeRoy, B. et.al. (Winter, 2002). Open road or blind alley? Welfare reform, mothers and children with disabilities. Journal of Family and Economics, 23(4), 323-338.
  • LeRoy. B. & Kulik, N. (January, 2002). Students of color and Inclusive Education. CollabNews (newsletter of the Urban Special Education Collaborative). Newton, MA.
  • LeRoy, B. & Kulik, N. (2002). The Demography of Inclusive Education in Michigan: State and Local District Findings. ERIC, #ED-468584.
  • LeRoy, B. & Wolf-Branigin, M. (2001). Measuring physical inclusion of people with developmental disabilities: Evaluation of the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 106(4), 368-375.
  • LeRoy, B. & Kulik, N. (Autumn, 2001). Human and economic costs of autism. Percorsi di Integrazione. X(27). 81-86.
  • LeRoy, B. (October-December, 1997). Achieving Equality through participation in inclusive education. Saudi Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, 3(4), 264.
  • LeRoy, B. et.al. (1996). Redesigning social work in inclusive schools. Social Work, 41(6), 668-676.
  • LeRoy, B. & Simpson, C. (1996). Improving student outcomes through inclusive education. Support for Learning, Vol II (1), 32-36.
  • LeRoy, B. et al. (1996) Systems Change for Inclusive Education in Michigan: Final Report. Detroit: DDI/Wayne State University. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 391 299).
  • LeRoy, B., et.al. (1994). Meeting functional curriculum needs in middle school general education classrooms. Teaching Exceptional Children, 26(2), 40-43.
  • LeRoy, B.W. & Hartley-Malivuk, T. (1991). Supported employment staff training model. Journal of Rehabilitation. 57(2), 51-54.
  • Milberger, S., Israel, N., LeRoy, B. et.al. (2003). Violence against women with physical disabilities. Violence and Victims, 18(5), 581-591.
  • Samuel, P.S., Pociask, F., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Carrellas, A., & Leroy, B. W. (2015). Concurrent validity of the International Family Quality of Life Survey. Occupational Therapy in Health Care.
  • Samuel, P. S., & Wilson, L. C. (2007) A comparative analysis of assimilation in the Indo-Guyanese youth with the Afro-Guyanese youth. In Chandra, V (Ed.), VIII International Conference on Asian Youth and Childhoods 2007 (pp. x, 26). Macmillan India Ltd. Delhi, India.
Published Book Chapters: 
  • Martin, A. (2014).    In D. Meyer & E. Holl. The Sibling Survival Guide: Indespensible Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities
  • LeRoy, B. (2010). Inclusive education in the United States of America. In V. Timmons & P. Noonan Walsh, Eds. A long walk to school: International perspective on inclusive education. Amsterdam: Sense Publications.
  • LeRoy, B. & Lacey, K. (2009). The inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in Michigan. In P. Smith (Ed.). Whatever happened to inclusion? The place of students with intellectual disabilities in education. Peter Lang Disability Studies in Education Series.
  • LeRoy, B., Samuel, P. S., Bahr, P., Evans, P., & Deluca, M. (2009). PISA 2006 and the Participation of Students with Special Needs from Baltic and South Eastern European countries. In M. Deluca & P. Evans (Eds.) Students with disabilities, learning difficulties and disadvantages in the Baltic States, South Eastern Europe and Malta: Educational policies and indicators. Paris: OECD/European Communities.
  • LeRoy, B. & Kulik, N. (2007). The participation of students with disabilities, difficulties and disadvantages in standardized assessments: The case of PISA 2003. In OECD. Students with disabilities. learning difficulties and disadvantages: Policies. statistics and indicators. Paris: OECD.
  • LeRoy, B. (2003). Mothering Children with Disabilities in the Context of Welfare Reform. In Esdaile, S. & Olson, 1. (Eds.). Mothering Occupations. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Publishers.
  • LeRoy, B. (2002). Client-driven systems and informed choice: A reaction and proposed extension of the concepts. In L.R. McConnell, (Ed.). Systems change: Emerging service delivery models. 2002 Switzer Monograph, 23rd Edition. Alexandria, V A: National Rehabilitation Association.
  • LeRoy, B. & Kulik, N. (2001). Who's There? Special Education Placement Characteristics in Michigan School Districts. CD Rom. Detroit: DDI, Wayne State University.
  • LeRoy, B. et.al. (1999). Women's Health and Related Issues. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization: 10th International Roundtable on Aging and Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Peterson, M., LeRoy, B., Field, S. & Wood, P. (1991). Community referenced learning in inclusive schools: Effective curriculum for all students. In Stainback, S. & Stainback, W. (Eds.), Curriculum Considerations in Inclusive Classrooms. Baltimore: Paul Brookes.
  • Mabarak, H. & LeRoy, B.W. (1979). Vocational assessment of mentally retarded clients. In K Lynch (Ed.), Vocational services expansion project report. Ann Arbor: ISMRRD, The University of Michigan.

To order a hardcopy of any DDI publication, or to inquire about any resources that are listed or not listed here, please complete this order form online, or contact Emily Milligan at emily.milligan@wayne.edu. Accepted methods of payment include Purchase Orders and checks made out to "The Developmental Disabilities Institute".

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