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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
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Downing, Joyce Dr. Joyce Downing

Associate Dean and Professor of Special Education

Degrees

Ph.D. - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS;  Special Education, Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities;  Educational Psychology/Research minor, 1993 (honors).
M.S.Ed. - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS;  Special Education, Behavior Disorders & Learning Disabilities, 1988 (honors).
B.M.E. - University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO;  Music Education, 1973.

Classes Regularly Taught

Behavior Management Techniques (and Practicum)
Evaluation of Students with Disabilities (and Practicum)
Cross-Categorical Methods III: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Seminars/Conferences/Presentations

Downing, J.A. (2010, August). Autism and Fragile X Syndrome. Teacher inservice for Roscoe C-1 School personnel, Roscoe, MO

Earles-Vollrath, T., Downing, J.A., & Kemper, T. Autism. (2010, March). Half-day invited presentation at UCM Social Work Conference, Warrensburg, MO

Downing, J.A. (2010, January). Aggressive behavior. Workshop for Liberty School District personnel, Liberty, MO

Downing, J.A. (2010, January). Autism. Teacher inservice for Leeton faculty, Leeton, MO

Recent Publications

Downing, J. A. (June, 2010)  [Review of the book From integration to inclusion: A history of special education in the 20th Century], CHOICE Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

Downing, J.A. (2010). [Review of Weed, R. (2009). Art and autism: An exploration of identity. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG]. UCM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences magazine.

Recent Funded Grants

THRIVE Program implementation grant (with Barbara Mayfield et al), ($496,877, January 2010-May 2012), funded by Expanding College for Exceptional Learners (EXCEL).

Midwest Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (with Theresa Earles-Vollrath), ($280,000 FY2010), funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Midwest Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (with Theresa Earles-Vollrath), ($285,000 FY2009), funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Midwest Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (with Theresa Earles-Vollrath), ($286,000 FY2008), funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Contact Dr. Downing jdowning@ucmo.edu