Susan B. Palmer

Research Centers -
Research Professor
Ph.D., Disorders of Communication, University of Texas at Dallas, Human Development and Communication Sciences
Primary office:
Haworth Hall, 3134
University of Kansas
1200 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Susan B. Palmer, Ph.D. is Research Professor at the Beach Center on Disability and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities both within the Schiefelbusch Institute of Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence. She is also affiliated with the Department of Special Education, School of Education as a Courtesy Professor assisting graduate students with thesis and dissertation research related to individuals with disabilities. Dr. Palmer has been involved with research on self-determination for the last 23 years. She is immediate Past-President of the American Association on Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and an AAIDD Fellow. In addition, Dr. Palmer is on the editorial boards of the journals Inclusion and Remedial and Special Education. In 2016, Dr. Palmer received the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award at KU, in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments. Prior to coming to KU in 1999, she worked at Richardson Development Center (TX) with families and their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities before starting her career in research at The Arc of the United States in Arlington, Texas.

Susan Palmer works on life-span research, literally from early childhood through adulthood, including aspects of self-determined learning and improving the participation and meaningful inclusion of youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community. She has directed numerous federally funded research projects both at KU and at The Arc of the U. S. and partners with a number of School of Education faculty members including Michael Wehmeyer, Karrie Shogren, and Eva Horn on research projects across the lifespan. Dr. Palmer has authored or co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, monographs, and other materials to support individuals with disabilities to become more self-determined. She focuses her research and dissemination work on supporting access to the general education through inclusive services in schools. Her preferred dissemination task is to work on projects of knowledge translation, so that academic writing, study results, and research findings are available for multiple audiences, especially families, teachers, and service providers.

Education

Ph.D., Disorders of Communication, University of Texas at Dallas, Human Development and Communication Sciences
M.S., Generic Special Education, University of Texas at Dallas
M.S., Reading - Special Education, College of New Rochelle
B.S., Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Self-determination
  • Students with Intellectual Disability

Selected Publications

Williams-Diehm, K., Palmer, S. B., & Seo, H. (2018). A 2-year comparison of goal type and orientation for students with intellectual disabilities and classroom teachers [Journal Articles]. Published. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41252-018-0083-3
Reynolds, M. C., Palmer, S. B., & Gotto, G. S. (2018). Reconceptualizing natural supports for people with disabilities and their families. [Journal Articles]. 54, 177–209. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.irrdd.2018.07.006
Hagiwara, M., Palmer, S. B., Hancock, C. L., & Shogren, K. A. (2018). Sibling roles in family-school partnerships for students with disabilities during transition planning [Journal Articles]. 54, 177–209. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165143418792045
Chou, Y., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., & Lee, J. H. (2017). Autism and self-determination: Factor analysis of two measures of self-determination [Journal Articles]. 32, 163–175. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088357615611391
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (2017). Causal agency theory. (M. L. Wehmeyer, K. A. Shogren, T. D. Little, & S. J. Lopez, Eds.; pp. 55–67) [Book Chapters]. Springer.
Chou, Y. C., Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Skorupski, W. (2017). Comparison of self-determination of students with disabilities: Multivariate and discriminant function analyses [Journal Articles]. 61, 144–154. https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12297
Chou, Y. C., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., & Lee, J. (2017). Comparisons of self-determination among students with autism, intellectual disability, and learning disabilities: A multivariate analysis [Journal Articles]. 32, 124–132. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088357615625059
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Seo, H., Thompson, J. R., Schalock, R. L., Hughes, C., Little, T. D., & Palmer, S. B. (2017). Examining the reliability and validity of the Supports Intensity Scale – Children’s version in children with autism and intellectual disability [Journal Articles]. 32, 293–304. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088357615625060
Seo, H., Wehmeyer, M. L., Shogren, K. A., Hughes, C., Thompson, J. R., Little, T. D., & Palmer, S. B. (2017). Examining underlying relationships between the Supports Intensity Scale – Adult version and the Supports Intensity Scale – Children’s version [Journal Articles]. 45, 789–800. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-016-0828-4
Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Palmer, S. B. (2017). High-quality educational programs for students with intellectual disability in elementary school. (M. L. Wehmeyer & K. A. Shogren, Eds.; pp. 383–405) [Book Chapters]. Taylor and Frances.
Haines, S. J., Summers, J. A., Palmer, S. B., Stroup-Rentier, V. L., & Chu, S. Y. (2017). Immigrant families’ perceptions of fostering their preschoolers’ foundational skills for self-determination [Journal Articles]. 5, 293–305. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-5.4.293
Kang, J., Horner, E. M., & Palmer, S. B. (2017). Influences of family involvement in kindergarten transition activities on children’s early school adjustment [Journal Articles]. 45, 789–800. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-016-0828-4
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Little, T. D., Forber-Pratt, A. J., Palmer, S. B., & Seo, H. (2017). Preliminary validity and reliability of scores on the Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report version [Journal Articles]. 40, 92–103. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165143415594335
Shogren, K. A., Dean, E., Griffin, C., Steveley, J., Sickles, R., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (2017). Promoting change in employment supports:  Impacts of a community-based change model [Journal Articles]. 45, 19–24. https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-170880
Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Shogren, K. A. (2017). The development of self-determination during childhood. (M. L. Wehmeyer, K. A. Shogren, T. D. Little, & S. J. Lopez, Eds.; pp. 71–88) [Book Chapters]. Springer.
Seo, H., Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Little, T. D., & Palmer, S. B. (2017). The Impact of medical/behavioral support needs on the supports needed by adolescents with intellectual disability to participate in community life [Journal Articles]. 122, 173–191. https://doi.org/10.1352/1944-7558-122.2.173
Seo, H., Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, W. P., Little, T. D., & Palmer, S. B. (2017). The Impact of Medical/Behavioral Support Needs on the Supports Needed by Adolescents with Intellectual Disability to Participate in Community Life. [Journal Articles]. Published.
Palmer, S. B., Butera, G. D., Classen, A., & Kang, J. (2016). Addressing challenging behaviors. (E. M. Horn, S. B. Palmer, G. Butera, & J. Lieber, Eds.; pp. 161–182) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Butera, G. D., Friesen, A., Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., & Vaiouli, P. (2016). Adults working and planning together. (E. M. Horn, S. B. Palmer, G. Butera, & J. Lieber, Eds.; pp. 183–198) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Chou, Y. C., Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, W. P., & Skorupski, W. (2016). Comparison of self-determination of students with disabilities: Multivariate and discriminant function analyses. [Journal Articles]. 23. https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12297
Palmer, S. B., Butera, G. D., Friesen, A., & Clay, J. (2016). Components of progress monitoring. (E. M. Horn, S. B. Palmer, G. Butera, & J. Lieber, Eds.; pp. 111–134) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Seo, H., Thompson, J. R., Schalock, R. L., Hughes, C., Little, T. D., & Palmer, S. B. (2016). Examining the reliability and validity of the Supports Intensity Scale – Children’s version in children with autism and intellectual disability. [Journal Articles]. Published. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088357615625060
Seo, H., Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, W. P., Hughes, C., Thompson, J. R., Little, R. D., & Palmer, S. B. (2016). Exploring shared measurement properties and score comparability between two versions of the supports intensity scale [Journal Articles]. 39, 216–226.
Horn, E. M., Kang, J., Classen, A., & Palmer, S. B. (2016). Foundations of universal design for learning. (E. M. Horn, S. B. Palmer, G. Butera, & J. Lieber, Eds.; pp. 75–90) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Horn, E. M., Lieber, J. A., Butera, G. D., Kang, J., & Palmer, S. B. (2016). Integration of challenging curriculum content. (E. M. Horn, S. B. Palmer, G. Butera, & J. Lieber, Eds.; pp. 50–73) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Horn, E., Palmer, S. B., Butera, G., & Lieber, J. (2016). Introduction. (E. M. Horn, S. B. Palmer, G. Butera, & J. Lieber, Eds.; pp. 3–14) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Shogren, K. A., Dean, E., Griffin, C., Steveley, J., Sickles, R., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (2016). Promoting change in employment supports:  Impacts of a community-based change model. [Journal Articles]. Published.
Horn, E., Kang, J., Classen, A., Butera, G., Palmer, S., Lieber, J., Frieson, A., & Mihai, A. (2016). Role of universal design for learning and differentiation in inclusive preschools. (L. Meyers & T. Catalino, Eds.; pp. 51–66) [Book Chapters]. Author.
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Butera, G., & Lieber, J. (2016). Six Steps to Early Childhood Inclusion. [Books]. Paul H. Brookes.
Butera, G. D., Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., & Lieber, . A. (2016). Summing it up: The CSS+ curriculum framework. (E. M. Horn, S. B. Palmer, G. Butera, & J. Lieber, Eds.; pp. 215–222) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Butera, G. D., & Lieber, J. A. (2016). The CSS+ curriculum planning framework. (E. M. Horn, S. B. Palmer, G. Butera, & J. Lieber, Eds.; pp. 15–22) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Shogren, K. A., Gotto, G. S., Wehmeyer, W. P., Shaw, L., Seo, H., Palmer, S., Snyder, M. J., & Barton, K. N. (2016). The impact of the Self-Determined Career Development Model on self-determination outcomes. [Journal Articles]. Published.
Butera, G., Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Friesen, A., & Lieber, J. (2016). Understanding Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) within early childhood special education. (B. Reichow, B. A. Boyd, E. E. Barton, & S. L. Odom, Eds.; pp. 51–66) [Book Chapters]. Springer.
Seong, Y., Wehmeyer, M., Palmer, S., & Little, T. (2015). A multiple-groups confirmatory factor analysis of self-determination between groups of adolescents with intellectual disability or learning disabilities. [Journal Articles]. 40, 166–175.
Seo, H., Wehmeyer, M., Palmer, S., & Little, T. (2015). A two-group confirmatory factor analysis of The Arc’s Self-determination Scale with students with emotional/behavioral disorders or learning disabilities [Journal Articles]. 23, 17–27. https://doi.org/10.1177/1063426613503496
Stroup-Rentier, V. L., Summers, J. A., Palmer, S. B., & Turnbull, A. P. (2015). An exploration of how the Foundations Intervention influences family-professional partnerships in Head Start: A case study [Journal Articles]. 17, 50–65.
Chou, Y., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., & Lee, J. H. (2015). Autism and self-determination: Factor analysis of two measures of self-determination.  [Journal Articles]. Published. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088357615611391
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Forber-Pratt, A. J., Little, T. J., & Lopez, S. (2015). Causal agency theory: Reconceptualizing a functional model of self-determination. [Journal Articles]. 50, 251–263.
Stroup-Rentier, V. L., Summers, J. A., Palmer, S. B., & Turnbull, A. P. (2015). Family-professional partnerships in Head Start:  Practical strategies using a partnership intervention [Journal Articles]. 17, 131–137.
Erwin, E. J., Maude, S. P., Palmer, S. B., Summers, J. A., Brotherson, M. J., Haines, S. J., Stroup-Rentier, V., Zheng, Y., & Peck, N. F. (2015). Fostering the foundations of self-determination in early childhood:  A process for enhancing child outcomes across home and school. [Journal Articles]. 44, 325–333. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-015-0710-9
Zheng, Y., Maude, S. P., Brotherson, M. J., Summers, J. A., & Palmer, S. B. (2015). Foundations for self-determination perceived and promoted by families of young children with disabilities in China [Journal Articles]. 50, 109–122.
Thoma, C., & Palmer, S. B. (2015). Issue Brief: Education of students with IDD. [Other]. AAIDD.
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Little, T. D., Forber-Pratt, A. J., Palmer, S. B., & Seo, H. (2015). Preliminary validity and reliability of scores on the Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report version. [Journal Articles]. Published. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165143415594335
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Rifenbark, G. G., & Little, T. D. (2015). Relationships between self-determination and postschool outcomes for youth with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 48, 256–267.
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Thompson, J. R., Hughes, C., Little, T. D., & Palmer, S. B. (2015). Support needs of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Age-related implications for assessment [Journal Articles]. 52(9), 874–891.
Seong, Y., Wehmeyer, M., Palmer, S., & Little, T. (2015). The effects of the self-directed individualized education program on self-determination and transition empowerment of adolescents with disabilities. [Journal Articles]. 38, 132–141.
Freisen, A., Butera, G., Kang, J., Horn, E., Lieber, J., & Palmer, S. (2014). Collaboration in preschool to promote early literacy for children: Lesson learned from the CSS curriculum [Journal Articles]. 24, 149–164. https://doi.org/10.1080/10474412.2014.903189
Summers, J. A., Brotherson, M. J., Erwin, E. J., Maude, S. P., Palmer, S. B., Haines, S. J., & Zheng, Y. Z. (2014). Family reflections on the foundations of self-determination in early childhood [Journal Articles]. 2, 175–194. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-2.03.175
Haines, S. J., Summers, J. A., Turnbull, A. P., Turnbull, H. R., & Palmer, S. B. (2014). Fostering Habib’s engagement and self-regulation:  A case study of a child from a refugee family at home and preschool [Journal Articles]. Published. https://doi.org/10.1177/0271121414552905
Shogren, K. A., Plotner, A. J., Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Paek, Y. (2014). Impact of the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction on teacher perceptions of student capacity and opportunity for self-determination [Journal Articles]. 49, 440–448.
Butera, G., Friesen, A., Palmer, S., Lieber, J., Horn, E., Hanson, M., & Czaja, C. (2014). Integrating mathematics problem solving and critical thinking into the curriculum [Journal Articles]. 69, 70–77.
Mihai, A., Friesen, A., Butera, G., Horn, E., Lieber, J., & Palmer, S. B. (2014). Teaching phonological awareness to all children through storybook reading [Journal Articles]. Published. https://doi.org/10.1177/1096250614535221
Seo, H., Wehmeyer, M., & Palmer, S. (2014). The effects of the self-determined learning model of instruction on academic performance of students with high-incidence disabilities [Journal Articles]. 15(1), 305–330.
Thompson, J. R., Wehmeyer, M. L., Hughes, C., Shogren, K. A., Palmer, S. B., & Seo, H. (2014). The support intensity scale- Children’s Version: Preliminary Reliability and Validity [Journal Articles]. 2, 140–149.
Palmer, S., Summers, J. A., Brotherson, M. J., Erwin, E., Maude, S., Stroup-Rentier, V., & Haines, S. (2013). Building a Foundation for Self-Determination in Early Childhood: An Inclusive Model for Children with  Disabilities [Journal Articles]. 33, 38–47. https://doi.org/10.1177/0271121412445288
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S., Shogren, K., Williams-Diehm, K., & Soukup, J. (2013). Establishing a causal relationship between interventions to promote self-determination and enhanced student self-determination [Journal Articles]. 46, 195–210.
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S., & Paek, Y. (2013). Exploring personal and school environment characteristics that predict self-determination [Journal Articles]. 21, 147–157.
Williams-Diehm, K. W., & Palmer, S. B. (2013). Student involvement in the IEP (C. R. Reynolds, K. J. Vannest, & E. Fletcher-Janzen, Eds.; Issue 4th) [Encyclopedia Entries]. Wiley.
Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., Shogren, K. A., Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Soukup, J. H. (2012). An evaluation of the Beyond High School model on the self-determination of students with intellectual disability [Journal Articles]. 35, 76–87.
Shogren, K., Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., Williams-Diehm, K., & Little, T. (2012). Effect of intervention with the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction on access and goal attainment [Journal Articles]. 33, 320–330.
Seo, H. J., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Soukup, J. H., Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Shogren, K. A. (2012). Examining individual and environmental factors  on levels of self-determination of students with disabilities:  The relationship between self-determination and disability categories, gender, and educational settings [Journal Articles]. 6, 1–22.
Lee, Y., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S., Williams-Diehm, K., Davies, D., & Stock, S. (2012). Examining individual and instruction-related predictors of the self-determination of students with disabilities: Multiple regression analyses [Journal Articles]. 33, 150–161.
Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., Davies, D., & Stock, S. (2012). Family members’ reports of the technology use of family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities [Journal Articles]. 56, 402–414.
Hu, X., & Palmer, S. B. (2012). Self-determination within the Chinese culture: Examining cultural values [Journal Articles]. 8, 22–33.
Tanis, E. S., Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., Davies, D. K., Stock, S., Lobb, K., & Bishop, B. (2012). Self-Report Computer-Based Survey of Technology Use by People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [Journal Articles]. 5, 53–68.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Shogren, K., Palmer, S. B., Williams-Diehm, K., Little, T., & Boulton, A. (2012). The impact of the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction on student self-determination [Journal Articles]. 78, 135–153.
Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (2012). Whose Future Is It Anyway? [Books]. Attainment Company, Inc.
Voran, A., & Palmer, S. B. (2011). A dream come true. Impact Feature issue on supporting the social well-being of children and youth with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 24(1), 38–39. http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/241/241.pdf
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Lee, Y., Williams-Diehm, K., & Shogren, K. A. (2011). A randomized-trial evaluation of the effect of Whose Future is it Anyway? on self-determination [Journal Articles]. 34, 45–56.
Walker, H. M., Calkins, C., Wehmeyer, M. L., Walker, L., Bacon, A., Palmer, S. B., Jesien, G., Nygren, M., Heller, T., Gotto, G., Abery, B., & Johnson, D. (2011). A social-ecological approach to promote self-determination [Journal Articles]. 19, 6–18.
Palmer, S. B. (2011). Advocating for children’s social emotional well-being in educational settings:  Tips for families. Impact Feature issue on supporting the social well-being of children and youth with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 24, 5. http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/241/241.pdf
Butera, G., Palmer, S. B., Lieber, J., & Schneider, R. (2011). Helping preschool children learn about mathematics: Lessons learned from Children’s School Success (N. L. Gallenstein & J. Hodges, Eds.; pp. 121–129) [Book Chapters]. Association for Childhood Education International.
Palmer, S. B., Heyne, L., Montie, J., & Abery, B. (Eds.). (2011). Impact:  Feature issue on supporting the social well-being of children and youth with disabilities (Vol. 24) [Journals, Special Issues]. http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/241/241.pdf
Hanson, M. J., Miller, A. D., Diamond, K., Odom, S., Lieber, J., Butera, G., Horn, E., Palmer, S. B., & Fleming, K. (2011). Neighborhood community risk influences on preschool children’s development and school readiness [Journal Articles]. 24, 87–100.
Maude, S. P., Brotherson, M. J., Summers, J. A., Erwin, E. J., Palmer, S. B., Peck, N. F., Zheng, Y., Kruse, A., Haines, S. J., & Weigel, C. (2011). Performance: A strategy for professional development in early childhood teacher preparation [Journal Articles]. 32, 355–366.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Abery, B., Zhang, D., Ward, KI., Willis, D., Hossain, W. H., Balcazar, F., Ball, A., Bacon, S., Calkins, C., Heller, T., Goode, T., Dias, R., Jesien, G., McVeigh, T., Nygren, M., Palmer, S., & Walker, H. (2011). Personal self-determination and moderating variables that impact efforts to promote self-determination [Journal Articles]. 19, 19–30.
Heller, T., Schindler, A., Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., Parent, W., Jenson, R., Abery, B., Geringer, W., Bacon, A., & O’Hara, D. (2011). Self-determination across the life span:  Issues and gaps [Journal Articles]. 19, 31–45.
Lee, Y., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Williams-Diehm, K., Davies, D. K., & Stock, S. (2011). The effect of student-directed transition planning with a computer-based reading support program on the self-determination of students with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 45, 104–117.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Williams-Diehm, K., Shogren, K. A., Davies, D. K., & Stock, S. (2011). The impact of technology use in transition planning on student self-determination [Journal Articles]. 26, 13–24.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Davies, D. K., & Stock, S. (2011). The role of technology use by a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities as a family support [Journal Articles]. 2, 90–99.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Davis, S., & Palmer, S. B. (2010). 10 Steps to independence: Promoting self-determination in the home [Web Publishing (article, blog, wiki, other)]. National Gateway to Self-Determination. http://www.aucd.org/NGSD/template/link.cfm
Lieber, J., Hanson, M., Butera, G., Palmer, S. B., Horn, E. M., & Czaja, C. (2010). Do preschool teachers sustain their use of a new curriculum? [Journal Articles]. 13, 248–252.
Odom, S. L., Fleming, K., Lieber, J., Diamond, K., Butera, G., Hanson, M., Horn, E., Palmer, S. B., & Marquis, J. (2010). Examining different forms of implementation in early childhood curriculum research [Journal Articles]. 25, 314–328.
Shogren, K., Palmer, S. B., Bovaird, J., & Wehmeyer, M. (2010). Examining the development of locus of control orientations in students with intellectual disability, learning disabilities, and no disabilities:  A latent growth curve analysis [Journal Articles]. 35, 80–92.
Williams-Diehm, K., Palmer, S. B., Lee, Y., & Schroer, H. (2010). Goal content analysis for middle and high school students with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 33, 132–142.
Lee, S. H., Wehmeyer, M. L., Soukup, J. H., & Palmer, S. B. (2010). Impact of curriculum modifications on access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 76, 213–233.
Odom, S. L., Hanson, M., Lieber, J., Diamond, K., Palmer, S. B., Butera, G., & Horn, E. M. (2010). Prevention, early childhood intervention, and implementation Science (B. Doll, W. Pfohl, & J. Yoon, Eds.; pp. 413–432) [Book Chapters]. Routledge.
Agran, M., Wehmeyer, M. L., Cavin, M., & Palmer, S. B. (2010). Promoting active engagement in the general education classroom and access to the general education curriculum for students with cognitive disabilities [Journal Articles]. 45, 163–174.
Palmer, S. B. (2010). Self-Determination – A life-span perspective [Journal Articles]. 42, 1–16.
Lieber, J., Hanson, M., Butera, G., Palmer, S. B., Horn, E. M., & Czaja, C. (2010). Sustainability of a preschool curriculum: What encourages continued use among teachers?  [Journal Articles]. 13, 225–242.
Klein, L. G., Palmer, S. B., & Stuber, G. M. (2009). Early Learning in Kansas: The impact of kindergarten on academic and social learning: Findings from the Kansas kindergarten assessment initiative and the length of day in kindergarten study (pp. 1–4) [Reports]. Kansas Health Institute. http://www.khi.org/news/2009/aug/28/early-learning-kansas-impact-kinderg...
Lieber, J., Butera, G., Hanson, M., Palmer, S. B., Horn, E. M., Czaja, C., Diamond, K., Goodman-Jansen, G., Daniels, J., Gupta, S., & Odom, S. (2009). Factors that influence the implementation of a new preschool curriculum: Implications for professional development [Journal Articles]. 20, 456–481.
Lee, S., Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2009). Goal setting and self-monitoring for students with disabilities:  Practical tips and idea for teachers [Journal Articles]. 44, 139–145.
Erwin, E., Brotherson, M. J., Palmer, S. B., Cook, C., Weigel, C., & Summers, J. (2009). How to promote self-determination for young children with disabilities: Evidenced-based strategies for early childhood practitioners and families [Journal Articles]. 12, 27–37.
Palmer, S. B., & Stuber, G. M. (2009). Length of School Day in Kindergarten, 2007-2008: Final Report (pp. 1–39) [Reports]. http://media.khi.org//resources/Other/1343-Length_of_School_Day_In_Kinde...
Klein, L. G., Palmer, S. B., Stuber, G., & Horn, E. M. (2008). Are Kansas Children prepared to succeed in kindergarten?  (pp. 1–4) [Reports]. Kansas Health Institute. http://www.khi.org/news/2008/may/02/are-kansas-children-prepared-to-succ...
Lieber, J., Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., & Fleming, K. (2008). Access to the General education curriculum for preschoolers with disabilities: Children’s School Success [Journal Articles]. 16, 18–32.
Stock, S. E., Davies, D. K., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (2008). Evaluation of cognitively-accessible software to increase independent access to cellphone technology for people with intellectual disability [Journal Articles]. 52, 1155–1164.
Cho, H. J., & Palmer, S. B. (2008). Fostering self-determination in infants and toddlers with visual impairments or blindness [Journal Articles]. 11, 26–34.
Palmer, S. B., Stuber, G., Klein, L., Horn, E. M., Poggio, J., & Patrick, R. (2008). Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Initiative Report: Fall 2007 (pp. 1–39) [Reports]. http://www.khi.org/documents/2008/apr/01/kansas-kindergarten-assessment-...
Agran, M., Wehmeyer, M. L., Cavin, M., & Palmer, S. B. (2008). Promoting student active classroom participation skills through instruction to promote self-regulated learning and self-determination [Journal Articles]. 31, 106–114.
Lee, S. H., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., & Soukup, J. H. (2008). Self-Determination and access to the general education curriculum [Journal Articles]. 42, 91–107.
Williams-Diehm, K., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Soukup, J. H., & Garner, N. (2008). Self-determination and student involvement in transition planning:  A  multivariate analysis [Journal Articles]. 14, 27–39.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Smith, S. J., Davies, D., & Stock, S. (2008). The efficacy of technology use by people with intellectual disability:  A single-subject design meta-analysis [Journal Articles]. 23, 21–30.
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Soukup, J. H., Little, T. D., Garner, N., & Lawrence, M. (2008). Understanding the construct of Self-determination:  Examining the relationship between The Arc’s Self-Determination Scale and the American Institutes for Research Self-Determination Scale [Journal Articles]. 33, 94–107.
Purcell, M. L., Horn, E. M., & Palmer, S. B. (2007). A qualitative study of the initiation and continuation of preschool inclusion programs [Journal Articles]. 74, 85–99.
Shogren, K. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Soukup, J. H., Little, T. D., Garner, N., & Lawrence, M. (2007). Examining individual and ecological predictors of the self-determination of students with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 73, 488–509.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Agran, M., Hughes, C., Martin, J., Mithaug, D. E., & Palmer, S. B. (2007). Promoting self-determination in students with intellectual and developmental disabilities [Books]. Guildford Press.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Soukup, J. H., Garner, N., & Lawrence, M. (2007). Self-determination and student transition planning knowledge and skills: Predicting involvement [Journal Articles]. 15, 31–44.
Lee, S. H., Palmer, S. B., Turnbull, A. P., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2006). A model for parent-teacher collaboration to promote self-determination in young children with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 38, 36–41.
Agran, M., Cavin, M., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (2006). Participation of students with severe disabilities in the general curriculum: The effects of the self-determined learning model of instruction [Journal Articles]. 31, 230–241.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Smith, S., Parent, W., Davies, D., & Stock, S. (2006). Technology use by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to support employment activities: A single-subject design meta analysis [Journal Articles]. 24, 81–86.
Shogren, K. A., Gragoudas, S., & Palmer, S. B. (2005). A trailblazing crusade: Promoting the full participation of people with disabilities by educating and empowering professionals in the disability field [Journal Articles]. 38(1), 31–34.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Smith, S., Palmer, S. B., & Davies, D. K. (2005). Technology use by students with intellectual disabilities:  An overview [Journal Articles]. 19, 7–21.
Horn, E., Thompson, B., Palmer, S. B., Jensen, R., & Turbiville, V. (2004). Preschool (C. Kennedy & E. Horns, Eds.; pp. 207–221) [Book Chapters]. Allyn and Bacon.
Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., Gipson, K., & Agran, M. (2004). Promoting access to the general curriculum by teaching self-determination skills [Journal Articles]. 70, 427–439.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Smith, S. J., Palmer, S. B., Davies, D. K., & Stock, S. (2004). Technology use and people with mental retardation (L. M. Glidden, Ed.; Vol. 29, pp. 293–337) [Book Chapters]. Academic Press.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Lawrence, M., Kelchner, K., Palmer, S. B., Garner, N., & Soukup, J. (2004). Whose Future is it Anyway?  A Student-Directed  Transition Planning Process (Issue 2) [Books]. Beach Center on Disability.
Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2003). Teaching self-determination to young children (Vol. 11, pp. 18–20) [Newsletter Articles].
Wehmeyer, M., Latttimore, J. D., Jorgensen, J., Palmer, S. B., Thompson, E., & Schumaker, K. M. (2003). The Self-Determined Career Development Model: A pilot study [Journal Articles]. 19, 79–87.
Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (2003). Adult outcomes for students with cognitive disabilities three years after high school: The impact of self-determination [Journal Articles]. 38, 131–144.
Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2003). Promoting self-determination in early elementary school: Teaching self-regulated problem-solving and goal-setting skills [Journal Articles]. 24, 115–126.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Agran, M., Palmer, S. B., Mithaug, D. E., & Martin, J. (2003). The effects of problem-solving instruction on the self-determined learning of secondary students with disabilities (D. E. Mithaug, D. Mithaug, M. Argran, J. Martin, & M. L. Wehmeyer, Eds.; pp. 158–171) [Book Chapters]. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Palmer, S. B. (2003). The spiral of inclusion- A vision for enhanced services (Vol. 12, pp. 1–5) [Newsletter Articles].
Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2002). A teacher’s guide to the self-determined learning model of instruction: Early elementary version [Other]. The Beach Center on Disability.
Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2002). A parent’s guide to the self-determined learning model of instruction for early elementary students [Other]. The Beach Center on Disability.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Agran, M., Mithaug, D. E., & Martin, J. (2000). Promoting causal agency: The self-determined learning model of instruction [Journal Articles]. 66, 439–453.
Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (2000). Promoting the acquisition and development of self-determination in young children with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 11, 465–481.
Mithaug, D. E., Wehmeyer, M. L., Agran, M., Martin, J. E., & Palmer, S. B. (1998). The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction: Engaging students to solve their learning problems (M. L. Wehmeyer & D. J. Sands, Eds.; pp. 299–328) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Agran, M., Palmer, S. B., & Mithaug, D. (1998). A teacher’s guide to implementing the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction–adolescent version [Other]. The Beach Center on Disability.
Palmer, S. B. (1998). Early Intervention Services for Children Birth Through Age  2 [Journal Articles]. Published.
Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (1998). Factor structure and construct validity of scores on the hopelessness scale for children with students with cognitive disabilities [Journal Articles]. 58, 661–667.
Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (1998). Students’ expectations of the future: Hopelessness as a barrier to self-determination [Journal Articles]. 36, 128–136.
Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (1997). Perceptions of control of students with and without cognitive disabilities [Journal Articles]. 81, 195–206.
Palmer, S. B. (1997). Position statement on services for early childhood, birth through eight [Other]. The Arc of the United States.
Wehmeyer, M. L., Sands, D. J., Doll, B., & Palmer, S. B. (1997). The development of self-determination and implications for educational interventions with students with disabilities [Journal Articles]. 44, 305–328.
Doll, B., Sands, D., Wehmeyer, M., & Palmer, S. B. (1996). Promoting the Development and acquisition of self-determined behavior (D. Sands & M. Wehmeyer, Eds.; pp. 65–90) [Book Chapters]. Paul H. Brookes.
Stroup-Rentier, V. L., & Palmer, S. B. (submitted/in review). Collaborative goal setting to improve child outcomes at home and school. [Journal Articles].
Haines, S. J., Summers, J. A., Palmer, S. B., Chu, S. Y., Turnbull, A. P., & Stroup- Rentier, V. L. (submitted/in review). Immigrant families’ perceptions of fostering their preschoolers’ foundational skills for self-determination [Journal Articles].
Classen, A., Horn, E. M., & Palmer, S. B. (submitted/in review). Needs of military families: Family and educator perspectives [Journal Articles].
Palmer, S. B., Fleming, K. K., Horn, E. M., Butera, G. D., & Lieber, J. A. (accepted/in press). Progress monitoring in inclusive preschools: Using Children’s School Success+ Curriculum framework [Journal Articles].
Garrels, V., & Palmer, S. B. (submitted/in review). Student-directed learning: A catalyst for academic achievement and self-determination for students with intellectual disability? [Journal Articles].
Gotto, G. W., Reynolds, M., Palmer, S. B., & Chiang, D. (accepted/in press). Supporting families through the charting the LifeCourse framework [Journal Articles].
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Fleming, K. K., Lieber, J. A., & Butera, G. D. (submitted/in review). Using challenging curriculum in inclusive preschools: Children’s School Success+ Framework outcomes [Journal Articles].
Friesen, A., Mihai, A., Butera, G., Horn, E., Palmer, S., & Lieber, J. (accepted/in press). Using family projects to promote meaningful home-school partnerships in inclusive preschool settings [Journal Articles].

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Selected Presentations

Hagiwara, M., & Palmer, S. B. (10/1/2018 - 10/31/2018). Family-school partnerships in transition – Are siblings welcome?. 2018 Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference. Cedar Rapids, IA
Palmer, S. B., & St. John, J. (10/1/2018 - 10/31/2018). Transition to Adulthood for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities through integrated supports. 2018 Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference. Cedar Rapids, IA
Palmer, S. B., Thompson, J., Dean, E., Beckman, C., & Gross, J. (11/1/2017 - 11/30/2017). Lift your voice to support employment for people with IDD. 2017 Conference of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Washington, DC
Palmer, S. B., Williams-Diehm, K., Deardorff, M., & Lingo, M. (10/31/2017). The role of self-determination in intermediate grades and middle school. 23rd International Division on Career Development and Transition Conference. Milwaukee, WI
Palmer, S. B. (6/1/2017 - 6/30/2017). Development of self-regulated learning through self-determination to build health and well-being. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Hartford, CT
Palmer, S. B. (3/31/2017). Building the bridge to 21st century transition: Self-determination and strength-based approaches to disability. Alabama Transition Conference, Auburn University
Thoma, C., Lemons, C. J., Palmer, S. B., Lowrey, A., & Morningstar, M. (6/1/2016 - 6/30/2016). Improving the education of children and youth with IDD: Recommendations from the 2015 AAIDD National Goals Conference. 140th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Atlanta, GA
Palmer, S. B. (9/30/2015). American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Louisiana Chapter. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Louisiana Chapter
Palmer, S. B. (9/30/2015). Navigating the road to employment with the self-determined career development model. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Louisiana Chapter
Seo, H., Palmer, S. B., & Williams-Diehm, K. (6/30/2015). Review of a content analysis of goals for high school students with intellectual disability. Conference poster session presented at 139th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Louisville, KY
Palmer, S. B. (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). Qualitative analysis of building foundations for self-determination. 2015 Americas Regional Conference of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSID). Honolulu, HI
Horn, E. M., & Palmer, S. B. (4/1/2015 - 4/30/2015). A universally designed curricular framework for delivering challenging content in preschool. 93rd annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. San Diego, CA
Palmer, S. B., & Stroup-Rentier, V. L. (10/31/2014). Promoting the foundations of self-determination in early childhood: Adjusting environments. Conference poster session presented at 30th Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. St. Louis, MO
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Lieber, J. A., Butera, G., Kang, J., & Classen, A. (10/1/2014 - 10/31/2014). Using challenging curriculum in early childhood special education: Why and How?. 30th Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. St. Louis, MO
Palmer, S. B., Horn, E. M., Classen, A., Mihai, A., Butera, G., Vaiouli, P., ...Kang, J. (4/1/2014 - 4/30/2014). Focus on implementation for challenging curricula: Issues for early childhood staff. 92nd annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. Philadelphia, PA
Clay, J., Vaiouli, A., Friesen, A., & Kang, J. (4/1/2014 - 4/30/2014). Implementing a challenging universally designed preschool curriculum that includes children with disabilities. 92nd annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. Philadelphia, PA
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Classen, A., Lieber, J., Drang, D., Butera, G., ...Kang, J. (4/1/2014 - 4/30/2014). Implementing a challenging universally designed preschool curriculum that includes children with disabilities. 92nd annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. Philadelphia, PA
Wu, H., & Palmer, S. B. (4/1/2014 - 4/30/2014). Parents’ perspectives on foundation skills of self-determination for young children with disabilities. 92nd annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. Philadelphia, PA
Butera, G., Mihai, A., Vaiouli, P., Clay, J., Friesen, A., Horn, E., ...Kang, J. (2/28/2014). Conference poster session presented at the 9th Biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Stroupe-Rentier, V., Palmer, S., Summers, J. A., Brotherson, M. J., Maude, S., & Erwin, E. (2/28/2014). Foundations for self-determination in early childhood: Feasibility and family-professional partnerships. Conference poster session presented at the 9th Biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Lieber, J., Palmer, S., Classen, A., Horn, E., Butera, G., Mihai, A., ...Drang, D. (2/28/2014). Grouping participants in preschool classroom research: IEP vs. non-IEP?. Conference poster session presented at the 9th Biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Friesen, A., Butera, G., Palmer, S., Vaiouli, P., Mihai, A., Clay, J., ...Drang, D. (2/28/2014). The challenge of evaluating the impact of family involvement: Examples from the CSS+ project. Conference poster session presented at the 9th Biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., & Classen, A. (2/28/2014). Using universal design in inclusive early childhood curriculum: Planning intentional instruction. Presentation, The 31st Annual Kansas Division of Early Childhood Conference. Wichita, KS
Palmer, S. B., Friesen, A., Lieber, J., Butler, C., Clay, J., & Horn, E. (10/31/2013). Science and math- Integral for early childhood curriculum in inclusive settings. Session presented at 29th Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. San Francisco, CA
Stroup-Rentier, V. L., Palmer, S. B., Maude, S. P., Erwin, E., & Brotherson, M. J. (10/31/2013). Shared short-term goals within family-practitioner partnership: Foundations of self-determination. Conference poster session presented at the 29th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. San Francisco, CA
Horn, E. M., Classen, A., Mihai, A., Kang, J., Lieber, J., Butera, G., ...Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2013). Understanding implementation fidelity in the context of changing early childhood teachers’ teaching. Conference poster session presented at the 29th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. San Francisco, CA
Horn, E., Palmer, S. B., Lieber, J., Butera, B., Classen, A., & Mihai, A. (10/31/2013). Understanding universally designed curriculum for children with disabilities: Children School Success. Session presented at 29th Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. San Francisco, CA
Horn, E., Palmer, S. B., Goodman-Jansen, G., Classen, A., Butler, C., Lieber, J., ...Machei, A. (4/30/2013). CSS+ Understanding implementation fidelity in the context of changing early childhood teachers’ teaching. Session presented at 91st annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. San Antonio, TX
Friesen, A., Butera, G., Mihai, A., Clay, J., Vaiouli, P., Horn, E., ...Drang, D. (4/30/2013). Intentional early literacy instructions within inclusive preschool classrooms: Children’s School Success Plus (CSS+) Literacy Model. Session presented at 91st annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. San Antonio, TX
Palmer, S. B., Classen, A., Drang, D., Clay, J., Horn, E., Lieber, J., ...Vaiolui, P. (4/30/2013). Transitioning to a more formal early childhood curriculum: Issues of organizational change. Conference poster session presented at the 91st annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. San Antonio, TX
Summers, J. A., Palmer, S. B., Stroup-Rentier, V., & Wu, H. Y. (2/28/2013). Laying the Foundations for Self-Determination in Early childhood Settings through Family-Professional Partnerships. Presentation, The 31st Annual Kansas Division of Early Childhood Conference. Wichita, KS
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Classen, A., & Butler, C. (2/28/2013). Merging universal design for learning and differentiation to support all children’s learning in the early childhood classroom. Presentation, The 31st Annual Kansas Division of Early Childhood Conference. Wichita, KS
Summers, J. A., Palmer, S. B., Stroup-Rentier, V., Haines, S., Wu, H., Brotherson, M. J., ...Erwin, E. J. (10/31/2012). Implementing the Foundations for Self-Determination Model in Early Childhood: Lessons Learned. Session presented at 28th Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. Minneapolis, MN
Seo, A., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (6/30/2012). Examining Individual and Environmental Factors on Acquisition of Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities. Conference poster session presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Charlotte, NC
Seo, H., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (6/30/2012). Examining Individual and Environmental Factors on Acquisition of Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities. Conference poster session presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Charlotte, NC
Palmer, S. B., Summers, J. A., Brotherson, M. J., Maude, S. P., & Erwin, E. (6/30/2012). Starting early to set up environments to build self-determination. Conference poster session presented at the 136th Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Charlotte, NC
Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2012). Building a Foundation for Self-Determination. Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (4/30/2012). Evidence-based transition preparation: Whose Future Is It Anyway?. Session presented at the 90th annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. Denver, CO
Stroup-Rentier, V., Haines, S., Wu, H., Summers, J. A., & Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2012). Foundations of Early Self-Determination: Implications for Preschoolers with Disabilities. Conference poster session presented at the 90th annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. Denver, CO
Palmer, S. B., Stroup-Rentier, V., Wu, H., Haines, S., & Summers, J. A. (4/30/2012). Home-school partnership to develop foundations for self-determination in young children with disabilities. Session presented at the 90th annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. Denver, CO
Williams-Diehm, K. L., & Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2012). How do goals change? Comparison of three years of high school goals. Conference poster session presented at the 90th annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. Denver, CO
Horn, E. M., Butera, G., Friesen, A., Lieber, J., Kang, J., Mihai, A., ...Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2012). Infusing STEM into early childhood curricula. Session presented at the 90th annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. Denver, CO
Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2012). Self-Determination and Student Involvement in Middle and High School. Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2012). Self-Determination and Student Involvement in Middle and High School. Presentation, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Palmer, S. B., Stroup-Rentier, V., & Wu, H. (2/28/2012). Building Foundations for Self-Determination in Early Childhood – A Development Project. Conference poster session presented at 8th Biennial conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Palmer, S. B., Horn, E., Lieber, J., Butera, G., Friesen, A., Mihai, A., ...Parks, S. (2/28/2012). Children’s School Success Plus (+) – a Development Project. Conference poster session presented at 8th Biennial conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Palmer, S. B., Horn, E., Lieber, J., Butera, G., & Friesen, A. (2/28/2012). Perspectives from Two IES-Funded Goal 2 Preschool Grant Teams – Making the Most of Development Projects. Conference session presented at 8th Biennial conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Stroup-Rentier, V., & Palmer, S. B. (2/28/2012). Promoting Self-Determination for Young Exceptional Children: A Qualitative Study of Family and Teacher Promotion Strategies. Conference poster session presented at 8th Biennial conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Palmer, S. B., Summers, J. A., Maude, S. P., Erwin, E., & Brotherson, M. J. (11/30/2011). Emerging self-determination for young children and families. Session presented at 27th Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. National Harbor, MD
Palmer, S. B., Summers, J. A., Erwin, E., Brotherson, M. J., & Maude, S. P. (11/30/2011). Foundations model of self-determination for children with disabilities and their families. Session presented at 27th Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. National Harbor, MD
Maude, S. P., Brotherson, M. J., Erwin, E., Summers, J. A., Palmer, S. B., & Fialka, J. (11/30/2011). Let’s do a show! How to use performance to share research. Session presented at 27th Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. National Harbor, MD
Horn, E. M., Lieber, J., Palmer, S. B., & Butera, G. (11/30/2011). Maximizing children’s learning of the general curriculum through universal design and individualization. Session presented at 27th Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. National Harbor, MD
Chou, Y., Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (10/31/2011). Autism and self-determination: Measurement and contrast with other disability groups. Conference poster session presented at 16th Division on Career Development and Transition. Kansas City, MO
Palmer, S. B., & Williams-Diehm, K. (10/31/2011). High school student goals – Similarities and differences over three years. Presentation, 16th Division on Career Development and Transition conference. Kansas City, MO
Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (10/31/2011). Whose future is it?- Evidence-based curriculum for transition. Presentation, 16th Division on Career Development and Transition conference. Kansas City, MO
Palmer, S. B., Stroup-Rentier, V., Haines, S., Wu, H., & Summers, J. A. (4/30/2011). Building foundations for self-determination – Preschool children with disabilities, families, and teachers. Conference poster session presented at the 89th annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo. National Harbor, MD
Palmer, S. B., Summers, J. A., & Stroup-Rentier, V. (4/30/2011). Family-Professional Partnerships to Promote Support for Self-Determination. Presentation, 38th Annual Head Start Conference & Meetings. Kansas City, MO
Horn, E., Lieber, J., Friesen, A., Palmer, S. B., Butera, G., & Kang, J. (4/30/2011). Maximizing Children’s Learning of the General Curriculum through Universal Design and Individualization in CSS+. Presentation, 88th Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo. National Harbor, MD
Palmer, S. B., Horn, E. M., Lieber, J., Butera, G., Friesen, A., & Kang, J. (4/30/2011). Sustaining Preschool Curriculum Use– Key Ideas (CSS+). Presentation, 38th Annual Head Start Conference & Meetings. Kansas City, MO
Summers, J. A., Palmer, S. B., Stroup-Rentier, V., Haines, S., & Wu, H. (2/28/2011). Foundations of Self-Determination in Early Childhood: A Performance Ethnography. Presentation, The 29th Annual Kansas Division of Early Childhood Conference. Wichita, KS
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., & Kang, J. (2/28/2011). Universal Design in Preschool Curricula – What is it? Why do we need it?. Presentation, The 29th Annual Kansas Division of Early Childhood Conference. Wichita, KS
Zheng, Y. Z., Brotherson, M. J., Maude, S. P., Palmer, S. B., Summers, J. A., & Erwin, E. J. (10/31/2010). Exploring self-determination in young children with disabilities in the People’s Republic of China: What families and teachers report. Poster session presented at the 26th Annual International Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Kansas City, MO
Brown, L., Maude, S. P., Brotherson, M. J., Summers, J. A., Erwin, E. J., Palmer, S. B., ...Cook, C. (10/31/2010). Home environments for self-determination. Conference poster session presented at the 26th Annual International Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Kansas City, MO
Butera, G., Friesen, A., Hanson, M., Horn, E., Luker, J., & Palmer, S. (10/31/2010). Integrating Math Instruction into Preschools: Outcome results for CSS Curriculums. Poster session presented at the 26th Annual International Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Kansas City, MO
Summers, J. A., Palmer, S., Brotherson, M. J., Erwin, E. J., & Maude, S. P. (10/31/2010). Self-Determination – Establishing a foundation in early childhood. Session presented at the 26th Annual International Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Kansas City, MO
Peck, N. F., Summers, J. A., Brotherson, M. J., Palmer, S. B., Erwin, E. J., & Maude, S. P. (10/31/2010). Self-regulation for self-determination: A literature review of interventions for young children with disabilities. Conference poster session presented at the 26th Annual International Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Kansas City, MO
Brotherson, M. J., Summers, J. A., Palmer, S., Maude, S. P., Erwin, E. J., Peck, N. F., ...Stroup-Rentier, V. L. (10/31/2010). What practitioners can learn from families about self-determination: A performance ethnography. Session presented at the 26th Annual International Division of Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Kansas City, MO
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., & Shogren, K. A. (6/30/2010). Determining the efficacy of the self-determined learning model of instruction to improve secondary and transition outcomes for students with cognitive disabilities. Presented poster at Institute for Educational Sciences Conference. National Harbor, MD
Summers, J. A., Palmer, S. B., Erwin, E., Brotherson, M. J., & Maude, S. P. (6/30/2010). Foundations of self-determination: A project to develop skills in young children with disabilities. Presented poster at Institute for Educational Sciences Conference. National Harbor, MD
Palmer, S. B., & Lobb, K. (6/30/2010). Self-advocates getting involved in information technology for communication and social networking. Presented session at 134th annual meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Providence, RI
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Odom, S. L., & Butera, G. (4/30/2010). Measurement of preschool classroom quality: Laying the foundation for multi-tiered support. Presented session at 88th Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo. Nashville, TN
Williams-Diehm, K., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2009). Goal comparisons between middle and high school students with disabilities. Presented session at 15th International Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Career Development and Transition. Savannah, GA
Hanson, M., Odom, S., Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., & Butera, G. (10/31/2009). Making it work across sites: Study of implementation factors for children’s school success curriculum. Presented session at 25th International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. Albuquerque, NM
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Lieber, J., Butera, G., Hanson, M., & Odom, S. (10/31/2009). Measurement of classroom quality. Presented poster session at 25th International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. Albuquerque, NM
Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Williams-Diehm, K. (10/31/2009). Providing an evidence base for including self-determination in transition. Presented session at 15th International Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Career Development and Transition. Savannah, GA
Palmer, S. B., Williams-Diehm, K., & Clavenna-Deanne, B. (10/31/2009). Setting transition goals with the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction. Presented workshop at 15th International Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Career Development and Transition. Savannah, GA
Lieber, J., Czaja, C., Butera, G., Palmer, S. B., Horn, E. M., & Hanson, M. (10/31/2009). Sustainability of a new curriculum. Presented poster at 25th International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. Albuquerque, NM
Palmer, S. B., Zuna, N., & Obremski, E. S. (6/30/2009). Goal setting for students with intellectual disabilities. Presented poster at American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 133rd annual meeting. New Orleans, LA
Palmer, S. B., Obremski, E. S., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (6/30/2009). Technology use for people with intellectual disabilities: Results of three surveys. Presented session at 133rd Annual Meeting, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. New Orleans, LA
Palmer, S. B. (5/31/2009). Tips and Strategies for Participant Recruitment for Your Research. Presented session at Kansas Early Childhood Unified Doctoral Student Group. Lawrence, KS
Horn, E., Palmer, S. B., Odom, S., & Butera, G. (4/30/2009). Children’s School Success Preschool Curriculum: Conducting 5 years of efficacy research. Presented session at 87th Council on Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo. Boston, MA
Odom, S. L., Hanson, M., Fleming, K., Lieber, J., Butera, G., Horn, E. M., ...Marquis, J. (4/30/2009). Children’s School Success: Curriculum implementation. Presented poster session at Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Denver, CO
Palmer, S. B., Williams-Diehm, K., Clavenna-Deanne, B., & Obremski, E. S. (4/30/2009). Goal setting for students with disabilities. Presented session at 87th Council on Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo. Seattle, WA
Kang, J., Horn, E., & Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2009). Kindergarten transition: Family’s participation and their child’s early school adjustment. Poster presentation, Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo. Seattle, WA
Banerjee, R., Horn, E., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2008). A Multilevel Analysis of Preschool Children's Performance from Morning to Afternoon Sessions. Presented poster at Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN
Odom, S., Lieber, J., Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Hanson, M., Diamond, K., ...Butera, G. (10/31/2008). A randomized study of the efficacy of the Children’s School Success curriculum. Presented session at 24th International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. Minneapolis, MN
Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2008). Problem Solving. Presented session at Interhab Annual Conference. Topeka, KS
Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2008). RERC-ACT R6- Using technology to promote the self-determination of youth with cognitive disabilities. Presented poster at 8th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology. Boulder, CO
Williams-Diehm, K., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2008). Technology to Promote Self-Determination. Presented session at Division on Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference. San Diego, CA
Horn, E., Lieber, J., Butera, G., & Palmer, S. (10/31/2008). Understanding multi-tiered systems of support in early childhood through universally designed curriculum. Presented session at 24th International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. Minneapolis, MN
Lee, S., & Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2008). Goal setting and self-monitoring for students with disabilities: Practical tips for teachers. Presented session at 86th Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Boston, MA
Palmer, S. B., Lee, Y., & Williams-Diehm, K. (4/30/2008). Preparing for IEPs in middle school. Presented session at 86th Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Boston, MA
Horn, E. M., Hanson, M., & Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2008). Understanding a universally designed curriculum for children with disabilities: Children’s School Success. Presented session at 86th Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Boston, MA
Palmer, S. B., & Horn, E. (3/31/2008). Access to the General Education Curriculum for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Children’s School Success Plus (CSS)+. Presented session at 26th annual Kansas Division of Early Childhood conference. Wichita, KS
Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Williams-Diehm, K. (10/31/2007). An evidence base for self-determination. Presented session at 14th International Council on Exceptional Children’s Division of Career Development and Transition. Orlando, FL
Williams-Diehm, K., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2007). Technology to promote self-determination. Presented session at 14th International Council on Exceptional Children’s Division of Career Development and Transition. Orlando, FL
Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2007). Technology use information for people with disabilities. Presented session at Interhab Annual Conference. Wichita, KS
Lee, Y., Palmer, S. B., Williams-Diehm, K., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (10/31/2007). Transition in action in middle schools. Presented poster at 14th International Council on Exceptional Children’s Division of Career Development and Transition. Orlando, FL
Wehmeyer, M. L., Williams-Diehm, K., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2007). Using technology to promote the self-determination of youth with cognitive disabilities. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Coleman Institute on Cognitive Disability and Technology. Westminster, CO
Williams-Diehm, K., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2007). Using technology to promote the self-determination of youth with cognitive disabilities. Presented session at Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies conference. Westminster, CO
Palmer, S. B., & Lobb, K. (5/31/2007). Quality improvement for Kansas (QIK): A peer to peer quality assurance and quality of life interview. Poster presented at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Atlanta, GA
Plunkett, D. M., Horn, E. M., & Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2007). Animated Alphabet: Evidence for Effectiveness?. Poster presented at the 85th Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo. Louisville, KY
Lee, S., Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (4/30/2007). Promoting self-determination as a curriculum augmentation for accessing the general education curriculum. Presentation at the 2006 CEC Annual Convention and Expo. Louisville, KY
Kang, J., & Palmer, S. B. (3/31/2007). Implementing Children’s School Success (CSS) Curriculum in two preschool classrooms. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Kansas Division for Early Childhood Conference. Wichita, KS
Palmer, S. B., & Horn, E. M. (2/28/2007). Children’s School Success: Curriculum for young children at-risk. Presented session at 25th annual Kansas Division for Early Childhood Conference. Wichita, KS
Odom, S. L., Czaja, C., Horn, E. M., Butera, G., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2006). Children’s School Success: Curriculum content and child outcomes. Presented session at 22nd Annual International Division of Early Childhood Council on Exception Children Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. Little Rock, AR
Lobb, K., Poston, D., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2006). Quality Improvement for Kansas: A new consumer interview. Presented session at Annual Interhab Conference. Topeka, KS
Sellers, K., Hannah, J., Owens, A., Owens, C., Davies, D., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2006). Technology that supports employment of people with intellectual disabilities. Presented panel presentation at The Arc’s 55th National Convention. San Diego, CA
Horn, E., Butera, G., Lieber, J., Czaja, C., & Palmer, S. B. (6/30/2006). Academic competence outcomes of a prevention/readiness curriculum: Children’s School Success. Poster presented at Head Start’s Eighth National Research Conference. Washington, DC
Lieber, J., Daniels, J., Hanson, M., Schneider, R., Butera, G., Palmer, S. B., ...Diamond, K. (6/30/2006). Adopting a new curriculum in head start classrooms: Facilitators and barriers to successful implementation. Poster presented at Head Start’s Eighth National Research Conference. Washington, DC
Palmer, S. B., & Soukup, J. H. (6/30/2006). What can you do to involve your students in transition? Self-determination to the rescue!. Presented session at Summer Transition Seminar. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Horn, E. M., Lieber, J., Odom, S., & Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2006). Children’s School Success (CSS): Child outcomes from three years of research. Presented session at 84th Annual Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Louisville, KY
Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2006). Fundamentals of Self-Determination. Presented workshop at Arkansas Transition Summit. Little Rock, AR
Palmer, S. B., Garner, N., Geiger, D., Johnstone, R., Withers, A., & Williams, P. (3/31/2006). Practical ideas for self-determination and transition. Presented panel at Vocational Education for Special Populations Statewide Conference. College Station, TX
Palmer, S. B., Garner, N., Geiger, D., Johnstone, R., Withers, A., & Williams, P. (3/31/2006). Self-Determination and transition – What’s the big deal?. Presented panel at Vocational Education for Special Populations Statewide Conference. College Station, TX
Lieber, J., Palmer, S. B., Daniels, J., Hanson, M., & Goodman-Jansen, G. (2/28/2006). Implementing a new curriculum: What is the impact of contextual factors?. Poster presented at 5th Biennial Conference on Research Intervention (CRIEI 2006). San Diego, CA
Palmer, S. B. (12/31/2005). A vision for tomorrow – Planning for birth to eight years. Presented session at Families Together Statewide Inclusion Conference. Wichita, KS
Odom, S. L., Diamond, K. A., Hanson, M. J., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2005). Children’s School Success: An experimental study of primary prevention. Presented session at Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Early Childhood (DEC)’s 21st Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. Portland, OR
Poston, D., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2005). Transition in the community: Self-Determination in Kansas. Presented session at Interhab Statewide Conference. Overland Park, KS
Shogren, K. A., Bovaird, J. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (8/31/2005). The development of perceptions of control in children and youth with mental retardation. Poster presented at 2005 Convention of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC
Palmer, S. B., & Lee, S. (4/30/2005). A model for parents and teachers to promote the self-determination of children with disabilities. Presented session at 83th Annual Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Baltimore, MD
Odom, S., Horn, E., Lieber, J., Palmer, S. B., & Daniel, J. (4/30/2005). Children’s School Success: An experimental model to promote school success. Presented session at 83th Annual Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Baltimore, MD
Palmer, S. B., & Soukup, J. H. (4/30/2005). Self-determination in the classroom: Teachers and students sound off. Presented session at 5th annual Kans Trans Transition Conference. Wichita, KS
Walker, C., & Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2005). TIPS on transition into postsecondary studies for students with learning disabilities. Poster presented at 2005 CEC Annual Convention and Expo. Baltimore, MD
Horn, E. M., & Palmer, S. B. (2/28/2005). Curriculum and Students with Special Needs: Strategies for Enhancing Child Participation. Presented session at Kansas Division of Early Childhood, CEC 23rd Annual Conference. Overland Park, KS
Palmer, S. B., Horn, E. M., & Thompson, B. (6/30/2004). Children’s Inclusive Pathways through Education: Preschool to Secondary Years. Poster presented at American Association on Mental Retardation’s 128th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA
Palmer, S. B., Wehmeyer, M. L., Copeland, S., Shogren, K., & Scherba de Valenzuela, J. (6/30/2004). Evidence-Based Practices in Education. Presented workshop at American Association on Mental Retardations’s 128th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., & LaChapelle, Y. (6/30/2004). Technology Use and Intellectual Disabilities: State of the Art, Issues, and Barriers. Presented session at American Association on Mental Retardation’s 128th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA
Horn, E., Palmer, S. B., & Thompson, B. (4/30/2004). Strategies for Supporting Access to the General Curriculum for Preschoolers with Disabilities. Presented session at CEC Annual Convention and Expo. New Orleans, LA
Wehmeyer, M. L., Agran, M., & Palmer, S. B. (7/31/2003). Access to the general curriculum and students with mental retardation. Poster presented at Office of Special Education Programs Research Project Director’s Conference. Washington, DC
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., Bashinski, S. M., Agran, M., & Cavin, M. (5/31/2003). Access to the general curriculum and students with mental retardation. Presented session at American Association on Mental Retardation 127th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL
Palmer, S. B. (5/31/2003). Self-Determination for Elementary Students. Presented day-long workshop at Oklahoma City Consortium of Special Educators. Norman, OK
Palmer, S. B. (5/31/2003). Self-Determination for Elementary Students. Presented full day workshop at Greater Oklahoma City Special Education Cooperative. Norman, OK
Palmer, S. B. (5/31/2003). Self-Determination for Secondary Students. Presented full day workshop at Greater Oklahoma City Special Education Cooperative. Norman, OK
Wehmeyer, M. L., Smith, S., & Palmer, S. B. (5/31/2003). Technology Symposium: Technology Use and Intellectual Disability. Presented session at American Association on Mental Retardation 127th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL
Palmer, S. B., Turbiville, V., Blasco, P., & Munson, R. (4/30/2003). Supporting Self-Determination: What Does It Mean for Young Children and their Families?. Presented session at CEC Annual Convention and Expo. Seattle, WA
Horn, E. M., & Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2003). The Spiral of Inclusion: Within and beyond the circle of inclusion. Presented workshop at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo. Seattle, WA
Purcell, M., Horn, E., Palmer, S. B., & Thompson, B. (2/28/2003). Supporting preschool inclusion. Presented information to KSDE staff at Kansas State Department of Education. Topeka, KS
Palmer, S. B., & Lattimore, J. (1/31/2003). Peer mentoring to promote more positive transition outcomes for youth with disabilities. Provided one-day training for Adult Mentors at Western New York Independent Living Project, Inc./ RRTC on Independent Living Management. Buffalo, NY
Blasco, P., Munson, R., Turbiville, V., & Palmer, S. B. (12/31/2002). Self-Determination: What Does It Mean for Young Children and their Families?. Presented session at The 18th Annual International Division for Early Childhood Conference on Children With Special Needs and Their Families. San Diego, CA
Palmer, S. B., Horn, E. M., Thompson, B., Turbiville, V., & Jenson, R. (12/31/2002). Supporting Innovation to Spiral Upward from Inclusion to Accessing the General Curriculum. Poster presented at Annual International Division for Early Childhood Conference On Children with Special Needs and Their Families. San Diego, CA
Horn, E. M., Thompson, B., Palmer, S. B., Kim, D., Turbiville, V., Yang, C., ...Jenson, R. (12/31/2002). Where are we now? Following preschool inclusion into the elementary years. Poster presented at Annual International Division for Early Childhood Conference on Children With Special Needs and Their Families. San Diego, CA
Thompson, B., Jenson, R., Horn, E., & Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2002). Inclusive transitions across the age span: Follow along studies of children in inclusive education from preschool through secondary school. Presented session at Kansas Federation of The Council for Exceptional Children, 40th Annual Conference
Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2002). Mental Retardation and Technology. Presented workshop at Annual Meeting of American Association on Mental Retardation Region V. Little Rock, AR
Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2002). Self-Determination is Based on Choice-Making, Problem-Solving, and Goal-Setting. Presented workshop at Annual Meeting of American Association on Mental Retardation Region V. Little Rock, AR
Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2002). A parent’s guide for problem solving and goal setting. Presented session at International Parent-to-Parent Conference, biennial meeting. Philadelphia, PA
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Jensen, R., Thompson, B., & Turbiville, V. (4/30/2002). Defining access and progress in the general curriculum for young children with disabilities. Presented workshop at 2002 CEC Annual Convention and Expo. New York, NY
Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2002). Self-Determination. “Me, not my disability”. Presented general session at Kansas City regional meeting of Families Together, Inc., Spring Mini-Conference. Lenexa, KS
Palmer, S. B., & Schnurr, R. (2/28/2002). Self-Determination and transition across the ages. Presented session at Kansas Division of Early Childhood Council on Exceptional Children. Wichita, KS
Palmer, S. B. (2/28/2002). Using the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction. Presented teacher in-service at Edmond Public Schools. Edmond, KS
Horn, E. M., Palmer, S. B., Jensen, R., Thompson, B., & Turbiville, V. (12/31/2001). After Preschool Inclusion: How Are We Doing Five–To-Eight Years Later?. Presented session at The 17th Annual International Division for Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Boston, MA
Palmer, S. B., Thompson, B., & Jensen, R. (12/31/2001). Early childhood and access to the general curriculum. Presented session at The 17th Annual International Division for Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Boston, MA
Palmer, S. B. (6/30/2001). A problem solving and goal setting model to build understanding for self-determination. Presented workshop to adult service coordinators at The Arc of San Diego. North Shores Center, San Diego, CA
Palmer, S. B. (6/30/2001). A problem solving and goal setting model to build understanding for self-determination for teachers. Presented workshop to personnel from the San Diego Public Schools at The Arc of San Diego. North Shores Center, San Diego, CA
Palmer, S. B., & Wilkes, D. (6/30/2001). The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction for Students with Disabilities. Presented workshop at Region VI Education Service Center and Bryan Independent School District. Bryan, TX
Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (5/31/2001). Post-secondary outcomes for self-determined youth. Presented session at American Association on Mental Retardation 125th Annual Meeting. Denver, CO
Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (5/31/2001). Promoting self-determination for children and youth with disabilities. Presented workshop at University Affiliated Program of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Rhode Island Transition Systems Change Project Statewide Self-Determination Conference. Providence, RI
Agran, M., Cavin, M., Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. (5/31/2001). Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction: Summary of outcome findings. Presented session at American Association on Mental Retardation 125th Annual Meeting. Denver, CO
Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2001). The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction for Early Elementary-Age Students (K-3). Presented workshop at 2001 Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Kansas City, KS
Palmer, S. B. (2/28/2001). The Self-Determined Learning model (K-3). Presented session at 36th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children. Oklahoma City, OK
Palmer, S. B. (2/28/2001). Transition and Self-Determination. Presented keynote at The Vocational Education for Special Populations Statewide Conference (Texas A & M University, Region VI Education Service Center) Annual conference. College Station, TX
Palmer, S. B. (12/31/2000). Young Children, Their Families, and Self-Determination – Information to Guide Future Development. Presented session at 16th Annual International Division for Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Albuquerque, NM
Palmer, S. B. (11/30/2000). Problem Solving and Goal Setting for Children. Presented workshop at Casey Family Program Foster Parent Training. Austin, TX
Palmer, S. B., & Wilkes, D. (11/30/2000). Self-Determination and the Self-Determined Learning Model for Teachers. Presented workshop at Region VI Education Service Center. Hunstville, TX
Palmer, S. B. (10/31/2000). The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction. Presented workshop at Annual Meeting of American Association on Mental Retardation Region V. Tulsa, OK
Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (8/31/2000). Self-determination and the education of students with mental retardation. Presented session at 11th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. Seattle, WA
Palmer, S. B., & Wilkes, D. (4/30/2000). Self-Determination and Student Involvement in Transition. Presented workshop at Region XI Education Service Center. Fort Worth, TX
Palmer, S. B. (4/30/2000). Self-Determination and Visions for the Future. Presented keynote at Families Together (Parent Training and Information Center) Transition Meeting for parents and professionals. Salina, KS
Palmer, S. B., & Craig, S. (12/31/1999). Self-Determination meets developmentally appropriate practice: issues, methods, models. Presented session at The 15th Annual International Division for Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Washington, DC
Palmer, S. B. (10/31/1999). Presented information at a Roundtable on The Arc’s Affiliation with the Beach Center on Families and Disability (University of Kansas), The Arc’s National Convention. Nashville, TN
Palmer, S. B., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (10/31/1999). Whose future is it anyway? How can I have a voice in my future?. Presented session at The Arc of the United States 50th Annual Convention. Nashville, TN
Palmer, S. B. (12/31/1998). What Parents and Professionals Should Know about Developmental Skills Leading to Later Self-Determination: What? When? Why?. Poster presented at Annual International Division for Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Chicago, IL
Agran, M., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (5/31/1998). Transition outreach: A description of two state-of-the-art models. Presented session at American Association on Mental Retardation’s 122nd Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
Agran, M., Hughes, C., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Palmer, S. B. (5/31/1997). Self-Determination and Educational Outcomes: What is Being Worked on, What is Being Achieved. Presented session at American Association on Mental Retardation’s 121st Annual Meeting. New York, NY
Wehmeyer, M. L., Palmer, S. B., & Gagne, R. (11/30/1996). Self-determination: Taking more control in your individual planning meeting. Presented session at The Arc of the United States 47th National Convention. Louisville, KY
Palmer, S. B. (11/30/1996). The Arc’s Projects to Promote Self-Determination. Presented Roundtable at The Arc’s National Convention. Louisville, KY
Palmer, S. B., Schwartz, M., & Lawrence, M. (10/31/1996). The Self-Determination Projects of The Arc. Presented poster at American Association on Mental Retardation Region V Annual Conference. Little Rock, AR
Palmer, S. B., & Shwartz, M. (7/31/1996). Self-Determination for Students with Mental Retardation. Presentation, Texas Association of Vocational Adjustment Counselors statewide conference. Richardson, TX
Palmer, S. B. (10/31/1995). Research in Self-Determination. Presented session at The Arcs of the United States 46th National Convention. Indianapolis, IN
Pullis, M., Palmer, S. B., & Gotts, E. A. (4/30/1989). Temperament characteristics of children in early childhood-handicapped classrooms. Presented poster at Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Kansas City, MO
Gotts, E. A., Pullis, M., & Palmer, S. B. (3/31/1988). Temperament characteristics and classroom observations of behavioral style in early childhood-handicapped children. Presented poster at Biennial meeting of the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. New Orleans, LA

Selected Grants

Professional Development for Implementing CSS+ Preschool Curriculum Framework (PD-CSS+). US Dept of Education. $1399603.00. Submitted 8/16/2017 (7/1/2018 - 6/30/2022). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Infusing Self-Determination into the Middle School Classroom. Univ of Oklahoma and US Dept of Education. $302914.00. Submitted 8/3/2017 (7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Promoting Self-Determination in the Achievement of Healthy Lifestyle Outcomes in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. US Dept of Education; Univ of Missouri - Kansas City. $1042337.00. Submitted 3/12/2015 (9/30/2015 - 9/29/2020). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Development of Elementary Self-Determination Instructional Methods to Support Cognitive Skills. Univ of Oklahoma and US Dept of Education. $269789.00. Submitted 7/22/2016 (7/1/2017 - 6/20/2020). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Implementing the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction to Improve Transition and Academic Outcomes for Students with High Incidence Disabilities. US Dept of Education. $2960338.00. Submitted 7/29/2015 (7/1/2016 - 6/30/2020). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
MTSS and Self-Determination: Examining the Impact of Tier 1 Supports to Promote Self-Determination and Academic Outcomes for All Students. US Dept of Education. $3500000.00. Submitted 7/29/2015 (7/1/2016 - 6/30/2020). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Professional Development for Implementing CSS+ Preschool Curriculum Framework. US Dept of Education. $1399359.00. Submitted 8/4/2016 (7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020). Federal. Status: Proposal Submitted
Children’s School Success Plus (+) Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Ed. Goal 2: Development project. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. $1499852.00. (1/1/2010 - 12/31/2014). Federal. Status: Funded
Building Foundations for Self-Determination in Young Children with Disabilities: Family Professional Partnerships. Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education Goal 2: U.S. Institute of Education Sciences Goal 2 Development project. $918533.00. (1/1/2009 - 12/31/2013). Federal. Status: Funded
Determining the efficacy of the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction to improve secondary and transition outcomes for students with cognitive disabilities. CFDA 84.324. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Special Education Research, Special Education Research Grants competition. $900490.00. (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2009). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Project Director
Children’s School Success. National Institutes of Health. $925000.00. (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2008). Federal. Status: Funded. A multi-site, multi-state longitudinal research project investigating the effects of an evidence-based pre-Kindergarten curriculum on school success in the early elementary years. Sam Odom, Indiana University, Subcontract to the University of Kansas
School Readiness for Kansas Kids Project. A state-wide assessment initiative of entering kindergarten students. Kansas Health Institute, via Kansas State Department of Education, Topeka, Kansas. $387514.00. (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008). State of Kansas. Status: Funded. (Invited Proposal)
Self-determination in transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities: The impact of interventions on self-determination and adult outcomes. CFDA 84.133A. U.S. Department of Education, OSERS, NIDRR, Disability Rehabilitation Research Project competition. $1498627.00. (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2008). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Project Manager
Beyond High School: Replicating a multistage model infusing self-determination into 18-21 services. CFDA 84.324R. U.S. Department of Education, OSERS, OSEP, Outreach Projects for Services for Children with Disabilities competition. $524926.00. (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2006). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Research Team Leader
Mental retardation and technology disability rehabilitation research Project. CFDA #84.133A. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Disability Rehabilitation Research Project competition. $1540611.00. (1/1/2001 - 12/31/2006). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Project Manager
The Spiral of Inclusion: A study of contextual variables that impact access to the general curriculum for preschool students with disabilities and their transition to primary grades. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education. $540000.00. (1/1/2000 - 12/31/2003). Federal. Status: Funded. A Directed Research Grant to investigate access to the general curriculum for preschool children with disabilities
Instruction in self-determination to promote access to the general curriculum for students with mental retardation in middle school and junior high. CFDA 84.324D. U.S. Department of Education, OSERS, OSEP, Research and Innovation To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities competition. $536355.00. (1/1/1999 - 12/31/2002). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Project Manager
The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction for elementary-age students. CFDA 84.024B. U.S. Department of Education, OSERS, OSEP, Early Childhood Program, Model Demonstration competition. $515000.00. (1/1/1997 - 12/31/2001). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Project Director
Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction: A national outreach project. CFDA 84.158Q. U.S. Department of Education, OSERS, OSEP, Secondary Education and Transition Services Branch, Outreach Projects for Children with Disabilities competition. $245000.00. (1/1/1997 - 12/31/2000). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Project Manager
Research in self-determination of students with cognitive disabilities. CFDA 84.324C. U.S. Department of Education, OSERS, OSEP, Field-Initiated Research competition. $960000.00. (1/1/1994 - 12/31/1999). Federal. Status: Funded. Role: Project Director

Selected Awards & Honors

Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award.
2016
Kansas Division of Early Childhood Award of Excellence.
2016
Fellow
American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
2007
Co-Recipient 2006 Research Award
Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Developmental Disabilities
2006
Recipient, Kansas University Professionals for Disability (KUPD) award for Faculty Advisor 2003-2005
2005
Recipient, American Association on Mental Retardation Region V 2003 Research Award
2003

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