The Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations (DUP) is a topical interest group of the American Evaluation Association that brings together evaluators from many other interests to improve evaluation efforts related to persons with disabilities and other vulnerable populations. Our members define those populations as broadly as “marginalized populations” or “hard-to-reach populations“ and as specifically as:

  • Adjudicated youth
  • Children in foster care
  • Persons of different language or culture
  • Persons over the age of 65
  • Persons who are homeless
  • Persons who experienced trauma
  • Wounded warriors

Every year our conference program includes diverse topics rich in detail aimed at building capacity by and of these groups. We welcome anyone interested in promoting these efforts.

 AEA 2016

Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations TIG Sessions


Wednesday 6:15pm-7:00pm L406

2290:Trauma-informed Considerations for Evaluation


Meet-the-Authors and Poster Reception Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Poster 66: 2255:A Feasibility Evaluation of the Shared Responsibility for the Education of Students With  Disabilities in Rural Areas

Poster 67: 2828:An Evaluation of the LIFE Adult Day Center: An Objectives-Oriented Approach

Poster 68: 2809:Did You Look? Healthy Skin Starts with You: Designing and Evaluating a Skin Breakdown  Prevention Program

Poste 69: 2576:Evaluation of a Home-based Positive Behavior and Visual Support Curriculum for  Children with Autism

Poster 70: 2310:Evaluation of Professional Development in the Galapagos Islands

Poster 71: 2319:Internal Evaluation of a University Center working with People having Disabilities:  Insights gained

Poster 72: 2503:Rights based evaluation model for special education in Zimbabwe


Thursday 7:00am-7:45am L406

2875:Measuring Non-cognitive Skill Gain in Juvenile Justice Settings


Ignite Thursday 8:00am-9:30am International South 6 (Ignite 10)

1598:Ethics of involving children in research


Thursday 8:00am-9:30am International North A

2548:The use of multiple evaluation methods to address the complexity of outcome measures in  interprofessional training programs.


Thursday 1:00pm-1:45pm A708

2909:Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations Multipaper 1


**Business Meeting Thursday 7:15pm-8:45pm A708, open to all AEA attendees**

TIGBM3:Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations TIG Business Meeting


Friday 4:30pm-5:15pm International South 1

1788:Reentry of Students with Disabilities from Juvenile Justice Facilities to School and Community: A  Mixed Methods Approach


Friday 5:30pm-6:15pm L508

1877:Designing Evaluations with Stakeholders


Saturday 9:45am-10:30am A702

2587:Designing Programs that Impact Outcomes for Students with Disabilities Using Strategic and  Evaluation Planning Tools

Join us at the AEA Conference DOVP TIG Business Meeting

Smithsonian Exhibit: “In/Finite Earth”

About Our Chairs

Dr. June Gothberg - Chair

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI USA

Caitlyn Bukaty, Program Chair 

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY USA 

Sarah Von Schrader
Employment and Disability Institute
Ithaca, NY USA
Sarah Von Schrader
Employment and Disability Institute
Ithaca, NY USA
Sarah Von Schrader
Employment and Disability Institute
Ithaca, NY USA