The IJDD (Journal of Developmental Disabilities) publishes scientific articles on work dealing with different approaches to the habilitation problems of people with an intellectual disability. The Journal covers the entire spectrum of intellectual disabilities and is concerned with definitions, IQ, genetic predisposition, evaluation of abilities, learning interventions, challenging behaviour, medication, attitudes to death and bereavement, sexuality, legal aspects, WHO, NICE and other governmental guidelines, care in the community, advocacy, stress and coping strategies for families and carers - though this is not an exhaustive list.

The unifying theme is that all of these aspects should be of practical help for those with intellectual disabilities or those caring for persons with intellectual disabilities. Emphasis is placed on the practical implications of the work of educationists, instructors, nurses, occupational and other therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers, whether taking place in a hospital setting or in community care.

The IJDD (Journal of Developmental Disabilities) publishes scientific articles on work dealing with different approaches to the habilitation problems of people with an intellectual disability. The Journal covers the entire spectrum of intellectual disabilities and is concerned with definitions, IQ, genetic predisposition, evaluation of abilities, learning interventions, challenging behaviour, medication, attitudes to death and bereavement, sexuality, legal aspects, WHO, NICE and other governmental guidelines, care in the community, advocacy, stress and coping strategies for families and carers - though this is not an exhaustive list.

The unifying theme is that all of these aspects should be of practical help for those with intellectual disabilities or those caring for persons with intellectual disabilities. Emphasis is placed on the practical implications of the work of educationists, instructors, nurses, occupational and other therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers, whether taking place in a hospital setting or in community care.


Brian Salmons

British Society for Developmental Disabilities, Singapore

Arturo Langa

University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland


Jason Travers

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Julie Beadle Brown

University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Roy Brown

University of Victoria, Canada

Kim Cornish

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Miguel Angel García Coto

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Leopold Curfs

University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands

Lori Finn

The Sage Colleges, New York, USA

Robin Jackson

University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Matthias Kliegel

Université de Genève, 1211 Genève 4, Switzerland

Jin-Ding Lin

National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taipei, Taiwan

Meir Lotan

Ariel University Center of Samaria, Israel

Mark O'Reilly

Department of Special Education, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA

Maire Percy

University of Toronto, Canada

Johannes Rojahn

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

John Rose

University of Birmingham, UK

Lawrence Scahill

Marcus Autism Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Daniela Plesa Skwerer

Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

Mian Wang

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Germain Weber

University of Vienna, Austria

Jennifer Zarcone

Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA