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Christina Kimm

Special Education and Counseling

Office: King Hall 1072E
Phone: 323-343-4416
Fax: 323-343-5605
E-mail: ckimm@calstatela.edu





INTRODUCTION

Dr. Kimm is presently a professor in the Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles. She brings an extensive background of research in special education and rehabilitation for youths with developmental disabilities and their families. Her primary goal of research is in developing community-based services and rehabilitation programs for minority young adults with disabilities to assist them in making a smooth transition into adulthood in an integrated environment.

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TEACHING INTERESTS

Dr. Kimm teaches courses in transition issues for individuals with disabilities, research methodology in special education, and instructional methodologies teaching individuals with moderate/severe disabilities in the integrated settings. Dr. Kimm teaches and conducts research in rehabilitation and integration from the multicultural/multilingual perspective. She also has expertise on transition planning and services. Currently, she is serving as a coordinator of the Teaching Specialist program in Moderate/Severe disabilities and Master's degree programs in Moderate/Severe Disabilities and Transition Studies. She is also responsible for the Transition Specialist Certificate program.

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RESEARCH

Dr. Kimm majored in special education for her doctorate degree at the University of Minnesota, and had two years of postdoctoral experience with a specialization in transition issues for students with disabilities. She has excellent qualification and professional skills to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. She has completed several research projects funded by U.S. Department of Education. The major goal of her research is to investigate the unique needs and expectations of young adults with disabilities who are in transition in terms of their diverse cultural backgrounds. Currently, she is investigating the differences on the self-determination skills of students with intellectual disabilities and students with Autism.

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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Title Date
Kimm, C.H., Koh, H., Park, D., Yoo, H., Lee, S., & Jang, S. (Eds.). (2012). Community integration curriculum for individuals with developmental disabilities. Los Angeles, CA: California Academy on Transition Studies & Milal Mission. 2012
Kimm, C. H. (2012). Building a network: Creating the quality of life for people with disabilities in integrated community. A keynote speak at the Townhall meeting, Hamburg University. Hamburg, Germany, June 23, 2012. 2012
Kimm, C. H. (2011). Achieving happiness through supported employment. A Keynote speaking at 20th Asian Conference on Intellectual Disabilities. August 22-26, 2011 in Jeju, Korea. 2011
Zetlin, A., MacLeod, E., & Kimm, C. (2010). Beginning teacher challenges instructing students who are in forster care. Remedial and Special Education. Avance online publication. doi:10. 1177/0741932510362506. 2011
Kimm, C. H. (2009). Quality of life and recreation for people with Autism. Jounal of Special Eduaction and Pactices, 16(3), 60-63. 2009

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. Educational Psychology 1991

M.A. Special Education 1982

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COURSE LISTING

Course Course Title Day & Time Room Quarter
EDSP 579-01 Informal Assessments and ITP Thursday 4:20-7:50 PM KHC 1066 Winter 2012
EDSP 581-01 Transition Planning for Students with Mild to Severe Disabilities Wednesday 4:20-7:50 PM KHB 2015 Winter 2012
EDSP 500-01 Research Methods in Special Education Tuesday 4:20-7:50 PM KHC 1071 Winter 2012

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