Department of Pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has served as chair on both the nominations subcommittee and the minority access to health care committee for the section on children with disabilities at the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has published extensively and continues to receive federal and state funding for work in the area of developmental disabilities in infancy and childhood and the effects of prenatal drug exposure on development. She has an M.D. from the College of Medicine at Howard University.
Jan Blacher is professor of education at the University of California, Riverside. Her research and writing has addressed family adjustment, the transition to adulthood, dual diagnosis, and out-of-home placement in white and Hispanic families. Her longitudinal research on families of children and young adults with severe disabilities spans 19 years and is funded by the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development. She has served as consulting editor for the American Journal on Mental Retardation and Mental Retardation and is frequently asked to appear as an expert in cases involving right to education or placement for children with autism, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities. She is a fellow of the American Association on Mental Retardation and Division 33 of the American Psychological Association. She has an A.B. in psychology from Brown University and a Ph.D. in special education/developmental psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Bruce A. Bracken is a professor in the School of Education at the College of William and Mary. He has written more than 100 articles and chapters on school assessments and has developed numerous behavioral, cognitive, and nonverbal intelligence assessment tools. He is the editor and cofounder of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment and has been a member of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Psychological Testing and Assessment. He is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. He has a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Georgia.
Elizabeth M. Dykens is associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and associate director for train-