Jackie Yingling, MS

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong
University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 671
Rochester, NY 14642-8671
Phone: 585-275-3198
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: May 18, 2020


Specialty Resource Contacts: Family Resource Coordinator
Discipline(s): Family Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
Family Member/Community Member
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership




Name:                                 Title:                                                                 Date of Birth:

Jacalyn T. Yingling               Family/Advocacy Discipline Coordinator              6/1/56


Institution:                            Degree  Yr          Field of Study:

University of Rhode Island -   BS     1978      Child Development & Family Studies

University of Rhode Island -   MS    1979      Human Development, Counseling, &

                                                                         Family Studies

Major Research/Professional Interest

•·         Impact of children with disabilities on family dynamics

•·         Inclusion of children with developmental disabilities in general education settings

•·         Exploration of non-traditional post-secondary options for students with developmental disabilities

Research and Training Support

•·         Thesis:  Gender Role Identity and Career Choice, 1979

•·         Participated in Research Projects with LEND Trainees and Faculty

Professional Experience

•·         Grad. Assistant, Univ. of RI, Supervised undergrad students  1978 -1979

•·         Preschool/Summer School Teacher, RI and Rochester, NY    1979-1980

•·         Kindergarten Teacher, Edgerton Day Care, Rochester, NY     1980-1983

•·         Parent Coordinator, Regional Planning Group, Roch., NY       1985-1990

•·         Newsletter Editor, The Advocacy Center, Rochester, NY         1991-present

•·         Family Discipline Coord., LEND faculty, SCDD, Rochester, NY  2001-present

Current/former member of: TASH; NYS Standards, Inclusion & Assessment Task Force; RIT School Psychology Advisory Board; Regional Task Force on Post-Secondary Options


•·         Outstanding Service Award, Advocacy/Developmentally Disabled, 1993

•·         Family Newsletter Award, Parent Network Center, 1995

•·         NYS Partners in Policymaking Graduate - 2006


  • Editor, The Bridge Newsletter, published quarterly  The Advocacy Center, Rochester, NY

  • Liptak GS, Orlando M, Yingling JT, et al. 2006. Satisfaction with primary health care received by families of children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Pediatric Health Care 20(4):245-252

  • Parents' Experience of the Disclosure of Their Child's Diagnosis of Autism (Poster)  -  Daniel W. Mruzek, Laura B. Silverman, Robert T. Peyton, Melissa M. Smith, Elizabeth Baltus Hebert, Tamara Hoffritz, Terri Abrams, Jacalyn T. Yingling,  Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, Children's Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester Medical Center, May 2007