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Richard Parent-Johnson, Ph.D.

Richard Parent-Johnson, Ph.D. Biography:

Richard Parent-Johnson, Ph.D., retired as a senior research associate in the Center for Disabilities in the Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, South Dakota. Prior to his position at Sanford, he was a senior research associate in the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas and there held a courtesy appointment in the Department of Special Education. His doctorate is in sociology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Parent-Johnson has been the principal investigator (PI) , co-PI, or project coordinator on multiple state and federal grants. His most recent work has focused on health care transitions for youth/young adults with disabilities as it relates to interprofessional medical education and clinical practice. He codesigned and then led the University of South Dakota’s Center for Disabilities Transition InAction Clinic. He continues to do consulting work in these areas. Dr. Parent-Johnson’s earlier work focused primarily on the iterative design, development, and dissemination of universal curricular products and processes that serve the individualized transition needs of persons with mild to moderate disabilities (e.g., the Soaring to New Heights curriculum and lesson materials for high-school-age students with disabilities and/or special health care needs( . He also taught and served as the learning specialist at Seattle University. Dr. Parent-Johnson is knowledgeable in mixed methods research methodologies with particular expertise in ethnographic research and qualitative analysis.


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  • Planning the Transition to Employment

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-358-9

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    A must for transition coordinators, special educators, and employment specialists, this book embraces the widely used "Employment First" approach to career planning, which emphasizes integrated, competitive employment as the first and preferred option for all people, regardless of their disability.

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