Ken Heinlein, PhD

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Department 4298
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
 
Phone: 307-766-2766
Email: heinlein@uwyo.edu
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Last Updated: September 25, 2009

Ken Heinlein
 

Leadership: Associate UCEDD Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Research Director
Specialty Resource Contacts: Program Evaluation
 
Discipline(s): Sociology
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
 
Research: Program evaluation
Education: Disability movements, disability law, especially special education law, and research methodology

Vita/Bio

Education

Ph.D.      Sociology (emphasis: Evaluative Research)   Colorado State University 1994

M.A.       Sociology (emphasis: Research Methods)      Colorado State University 1979

B.S.        Sociology (emphasis: Research & Statistics)  University of Wyoming     1975

Professional Experience

Associate Director WIND/ucedd                                                             2000- present

Director of Research and Program Evaluation WIND/ucedd                1995- present

Liaison Officer to the Weston Consent Decree (U.S. Dist. Court)              1991-1994

Worked with the Departments of Education and Health, & Board of Charities and Reform to assure Wyoming's compliance with the Weston (C90-0004) Consent Decree.

Director, WY Department of Health / Health and Social Services              1989-1991

Cabinet level appointment, $330 million annual budget.

Deputy Director, WY Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)  1988-1989

Program Manager, Developmental Disabilities Services, DHSS                1985-1988

In addition to being preschool consultant, managed the community based developmental disabilities service system.   $8,000,000 annual budget.

Program Consultant, Developmental Preschool Services,  DHSS                1980-1988

Managed Wyoming's developmental preschool service system of 14 regional providers. $3.5 million annual budget.

Rehabilitation Services Director, Magic City Enterprises, Cheyenne           1977-1980

Assistant Director, responsible for vocational and day treatment services for 75 adults with developmental disabilities.

Sociology Instructor, (part time) Chapman University REC, Cheyenne, WY 1979-1994

U.S. Air Force, Discharge Rank: Sgt. (Viet Nam service 1970-71)                  1968-1972

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Campbell, E., Fortune, J., & Heinlein, K. B., (1998). "The effects of funding packages on the outcomes of integration and independence of adults with developmental disabilities in two rural states." Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities 10, 257-281.

Fortune, J. Heinlein, K. B., & Fortune, B. (1995) "Changing the shape of the service population"      European Journal on Mental Disability, 8, 20-37. 

Heinlein, K. B., Campbell, E., & Fortune, J. (1998). "Hitting the moving target of program choice." Research in Developmental Disabilities, 19, 27-38.

Heinlein, K. B. & Fortune, J.  (1995) "Who Stays, who goes: Downsizing the Institution in America's Most Rural State."   Research in Developmental Disabilities, 16, 165-177.

Heinlein, K.B.  (1981) "Social interactional barriers to habilitation." Nevada Personnel and Guidance Journal, 2, 97-100.

Thompson, C.L., Buchanan, M.L., Heinlein, K. B., & Westlake, L.L. (2001). "Teaming with technology: Utilizing interactive technology to conduct distance assessments in a frontier State." Rural Special Education Quarterly,20(4),19-23.

Peer Reviewed Abstracts

Campbell, E., Fortune, J., & Heinlein, K.B. (2000). Eight models for explaining total state spending for people with developmental Disabilities in the USA [Abstract]. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 44(3&4), 230.

Campbell, E., Fortune, J., Frisch, J., Heal, L., Heinlein, K., Lynch, R., & Severance, D. (2004). Predictors of Expenditures in Western States. [Abstract]. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. (48), 489.

Fortune, J., Campbell, E., Heinlein, K.B., & Fortune, B. (2000). Doors: An individual budget methodology for people with developmental disabilities using home and community-based services [Abstract]. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 44(3&4),286.

Fortune, J., Smith, G., Campbell, E., Clabby II, R., Heinlein, K., Allen, J. (2004) Individual Budgets According to Individual Needs: The Wyoming DOORS System. [Abstract] Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.(48) 416.

Haines, D., Moncrief, K., Heinlein, K.B., Fortune, J., Witz, M., & Kantor, C. (2000). State-wide electronic data management for children with disabilities [Abstract]. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 44(3&4), 306.

Heinlein, K.B., Campbell, E., Severance, D. Fortune, J. & Fortune, B. (2000). Hitting the moving target of programme choice.[Abstract] Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 44(3&4),312.

Heinlein, K.B., Stephens, M., & Fortune, J. (2000). Mortality in Wyoming's institutional population [Abstract]. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 44(3&4), 312.

 

Book Chapters 

Campbell, E., Fortune, J., Frisch, J., Heal, L., Heinlein, K., Lynch, R.& Severance, D. (2005).  Predictors of expenditures in Western States. In Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Stancliffe, R.J. & Lakin, K.C. (Eds.) (pp175-202). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing, Co.

Fortune, J., Smith, G., Campbell, E., Clabby II, R., Heinlein, K., Lynch, R. M., & Allen,          J.(2005). Individual budgets according to individual needs: The Wyoming DOORS System. In Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Stancliffe, R.J. & Lakin, K.C. (Eds.)(pp.241-262). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing, Co.

Heinlein, K., Heath, D., Fortune, J., Lynch, R., Fortune, B., (2006) Coming home on the range: Changing profiles of the people served and the provision of their community and institutional services in rural Wyoming, 1988-2004.  In Providing Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Conditions in Rural Settings. Holderegger, J., & Poindester, A., (Eds.) (pp. 33-50). Kingston, NY: NADD, An Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Needs.

Lynch, R., Fortune, J.,  Mikesell, C., Walling, T., Heinlein, K., (2006). Wyoming works to preserve major improvements in retention by enhancing wages and training. In Providing Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Conditions in Rural Settings. Holderegger, J., & Poindester, A., (Eds.) (pp. 105-107). Kingston, NY: NADD, An Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Needs.

Other Researcher Reports

Heinlein, K. B Non-professional Direct Care Staff Wage Survey. 2000

The Cost of Wyoming's Developmental Preschool and Early Intervention System FY97. 1998.

Fortune, J., Stringer, R., Cobb, G.L., & Heinlein, K. B., Funding Status and Employment Success of Students with Developmental Disabilities Leaving Three Wyoming School Districts.  Cheyenne, WY: Wyoming Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Division, Herschler Building 1 West, Cheyenne, WY 82002.

Reports available from DD Division, 6101 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009

Boards and memberships

Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Division Advisory Council             2005-

Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Council                                         2004-

Wyoming Early Intervention Council (Part C ICC)                                  1996-2005

American Academy on Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities                                               2002-

American Association on Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities                             1993-

American Sociological Association                                                           2005-

Wyoming University Affiliated Program Steering Committee                    1992-1994

Wyoming Infant Stimulation Project Advisory Board.                               1982-1984