• Research Associate
Email
dimia006@umn.edu
Phone
+1 612-625-4695
Address
Institute On Community Integration
Masonic Inst For The Developing Brain [map]
2025 E River Pkwy
Room 1-329Aj
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3604

Adele Dimian is a research associate in the Institute on Community Integration and serves as the associate director of the TeleOutreach Center. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychologyand Special Education and has a minor in Epidemiology. Dimian co-leads the ICI telehealthresearch laboratory and several telehealth research projects focused on outreach, intervention access, and translational research. Dimian specializes in early intervention and the development and identification of risk factors for early interfering behavior and self-injurious behavior among children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dimian served as a Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellow in MN-LEND in the areas of early intervention and telehealth and currently serves as a faculty mentor in MN-LEND.

Projects

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Minnesota DHS Systems Change and Capacity Building Through Research, Training, and Technical Assistance Projects

Conducts research, training and technical assistance activities that enhance Minnesota's capacity to support community living for individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness. Primary areas …

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Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on HCBS Outcome Measurement (RTC-OM)

Evaluates measures of the quality of life experienced by people with disabilities as a result of receiving services and supports. Past measures tended to focus on money spent on services for …

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Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (MNLEND)

Prepares future leaders who will serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), other neurodevelopmental and related disabilities (NDDs), and their families in healthcare, education, human …

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TeleOutreach Center

The TeleOutreach Center at the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain brings together researchers, clinical pediatric providers, and developmental specialists to use technology to understand …

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Bridging Barriers to Intervention Access for Waitlisted Children with ASD and Their Families

This research project is creating a randomized control trial to learn how to improve outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are waitlisted for diagnostic evaluation or …

Products

Agreement between structured descriptive assessments and functional analyses conducted over a telehealth system

This study examined whether experimental functional analyses (FAs) conducted by parents at home with coaching via telehealth would produce differentiated results, and compared these results to the …

Published: 2019-11-01

A Systematic Review of Risk for the Development and Persistence of Self-injurious Behavior in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Self-injurious behavior (SIB) by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism (I/DD) is among the most clinically disturbing, socially costly, and scientifically …

Published: 2022

Educational outcomes of a cohort of children with autism who received early intensive behavioral intervention

Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) can be effective for supporting skill acquisition among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Few studies have followed children with ASD, …

Published: 2021

Current trends in telehealth applications to deliver social communication interventions for young children with or at risk for autism spectrum disorder

Purpose of Review: Early, intensive, and high-quality interventions can often improve social communication outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many children experience …

Published: 2020-10-12

Supporting Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals With Complex Communication Needs via Telepractice: A Tutorial

People who experience complex communication needs often benefit from interventions involving augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). However, barriers often prevent people from accessing …

Published: 10/19/2021

Topics

  • Specific life stage
    • Early childhood
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)