The YELL Lab develops and evaluates tools and interventions that empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. Teams of youth and young adults with disabilities partner in all phases of the research process, from development, to data collection, to data analysis and interpretation.
To support the development of best practices in rehabilitation and education, we conduct research in two interrelated areas: Community-based intervention and Outcome Assessment.
Our community-based interventions strive to provide youth, young adults, and their families with the skills and knowledge to advocate for social and physical environments that support their participation in school, work, and the community.
Our outcome assessments provide youth, young adults, and their families with an opportunity to provide patient-reported outcomes for use in practice and research.
(Teens Making Environment
and Activity Modifications)
Project TEAM empowers youth and young adults with disabilities to:
- Identify barriers in their physical and social environment,
- Generate solutions to environment barriers, and
- Advocate for changes in the environment.
WATCH: Video Interview with a Project TEAM Young Adult Collaborator
(Parents Responding, Engaging & PARticipating for new Environments for children with Disabilities.)
This project will build the capacity of a multidisciplinary research team to meet the needs of diverse parents of
young children with DD and design a PREPARED intervention approach.
Developing a youth self-report
version of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI-PRO)
- This study aims to design a new questionnaire specifically
for kids, teens, and young adults
with developmental disabilities.
- The questionnaire will enable youth
and young adults with disabilities to
share opinions about their abilities
and needs at home, school, and in
- We hope the questionnaire will help adults and professionals provide the appropriate support and training to young people