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Queen's University

Patricia Minnes



B.A., (Hons). Queen's University
M. Phil., University of Edinburgh
Ph.D., York University

T: 613.533.2885


218 Craine

Psychology Department

Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


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Research Interests

My research has involved persons with developmental disabilities, persons with dual diagnosis (developmental disabilities and mental health problems) and persons with acquired or traumatic brain injuries and their families and caregivers. Studies  have included attitudes toward persons with disabilities, coping with stress associated with caring for a person with disabilities, factors contributing to successful community integration of persons with disabilities and the impact of aging on individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.

Selected Publications

Burbidge, J. & Minnes, P. (in press).  Relationship Quality in Adult Siblings with and without Developmental Disabilities Family Relations.

Villeneuve, M., Chatenoud, C.,  Hutchinson, N.L., Minnes, P., Perry, A., Dionne, C.,  Frankel, E.B., Isaacs, B., Loh, A.,  Versnel, J. & Weiss, J (2013). The Experience of Parents as Their Children with Developmental Disabilities Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten. Canadian Journal of Education 36, (1), 4-43

Clifford, T. & Minnes, P.  (2012).  Logging On: Evaluating an online support group for parents of children with Autism Specturm Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Clifford, T. & Minnes, P. (2012) Who Participates in Support Groups for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? The Role of Beliefs and Coping Style. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,  DOI 10.1007/s10803-012-1561-5


Trachtenberg, L.J., Perrier, M.J., Gainforth, H.L., Minnes, P., Latimer-Cheung, A.E. (In press). Challenging Stereotypes of Individuals with a Physical Disability: The Impact of Paralympic Athletes in Television. Spinal Cord Injuries: Causes, Risk Factors and Management. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chatenoud C., Dionne C., et Minnes, P. (Sous presse). Variation sur le thème de l'inclusion éducative des jeunes enfants ayant des besoins particuliers du contexte préscolaire au contexte scolaire. Dans J-C. Kalubi & L. Gremion (Éd.), Intégration scolaire et nouveaux défis pour la formation des enseignants. Québec: Éditions Nouvelles.

Minnes, P., Hutchinson, N., Ouellette-Kuntz, H., Villeneuve, M., Chatenoud, C., Dionne, C., Frankel, E., Isaacs, B., Loh, A., Perry, A., Weiss, J., & Versnel, J.  (2012). Including children with developmental disabilities. International Innovation: Healthcare (Research Media, UK), 16, 72-74.

Minnes, P. & Phillips, M. (2012)  Developmental Disorders. In P. Firestone & D. Dozois, (Eds).  Abnormal Psychology Perspectives (5th Ed.), Scarborough:  Prentice Hall.

Minnes, P. & Burbidge, J., (2012).  Family Life and Developmental Disability. In I. Brown & M. Percy (Eds). Developmental Disabilities in Ontario 3rd Edition. Toronto/

Auyeung, K. Burbidge, J. & Minnes, P. (2012). Perceived parental stress: The relative contributions of child and parent characteristics.  Journal on Developmental Disabilities

McKillop, J., & Minnes, P. (2011). Occupational Satisfaction, Strain, and Intention to Quit among Direct Care Providers Assisting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.  Journal on Developmental Disabilities 17(1), pp 19-26.

Minnes, P., Woodford, L., Carlson, P., Johnson, J., & McColl, M.A., (2010). The Needs of Aging Parents Caring for an Adult with Acquired Brain Injury. Canadian Journal on Aging  29.185-192

Solish, A., Perry, A., & Minnes, P. (2010) Participation of Children with and without Disabilities in Social, Recreational and Leisure Activities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23, 226-236.

Porisky, S., Minnes, P. (2009)  Are the Healthcare Needs of Students with Intellectual Disabilities Being Met?  Journal on Developmental Disabilities  (15(1), 35-43. 

Wells, R., Minnes, P. & Phillips, M. (2009). Predicting Social and Functional Outcomes for Individuals Sustaining Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.  Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 12(1): 12–23
Minnes, P. &  Steiner, K. Parent Views on Enhancing the Quality of Healthcare for their Children with Fragile X syndrome, Autism or Down syndrome. (2009)  Child Care, Health & Development.  35, 2, 250–256

MacNeil, B., Lopes, V. & Minnes, P. (2009) Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  3, 1–21

Lopes, V., Clifford, T., Minnes, P. & Ouellette-Kuntz, H. (2008).  Parental stress and coping in families of children with and without developmental delays. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 14, 99-104.

Abells, D., Burbidge, J., & Minnes, P. (2008). Involvement of adolescents with intellectual disabilities in social and recreational activities.  Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 14, 88-94.

Vilela, T., Phillips, M. & Minnes, P.  (2008). A Comparison of Challenges Faced by Parents of Adolescents with ABI with and without Access to Third Party Funding submitted to Pediatric NeuroRehabilitation, 1, 1-10.

Minnes, P.,  Lauckner, H. & Recoskie, K. (2007). Healthcare concerns of parents of individuals  with Fragile X syndrome: Preliminary results from qualitative data analyses. Journal on Developmental Disabilities.13, 119-132.

Jones, J., Minnes, P., Elms, J., Paret, L. & Vilela, T., (2007) Anger Management Group for Persons with Dual Diagnosis: A Pilot Study. Journal on Developmental Disabilities. 13, 37-46

Minnes, P., Woodford, L. & Passey, J. (2007). Mediators of well-being in aging family caregivers of adults with intellectual disabilities.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability, 20, 539-552

Bazzo, G., Nota, L., Soresi, S., Ferrari, L. & Minnes, P. (2007)   Attitudes of social service providers towards the sexuality of individuals with intellectual disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 20, 110-115.

Jull, S. & Minnes, P. (2007). The impact of perceived support on attitudes towards inclusion.  Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 13, 179-184.

Minnes, P. & Phillips, M. (2007)  Developmental Disorders. In P. Firestone & D. Dozois, (Eds).  Abnormal Psychology Perspectives (4th Ed.), Scarborough:  Prentice Hall. Pp.337-369

Turnbull, A.P., Poston, D.J., Minnes, P., & Summers, J.A. (2007). Providing supports and services that enhance quality of life.  In I. Brown & M. Percy (Eds).A  Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Baltimore: Paul Brookes.  pp. 561-571. 

Buell, K & Minnes, P. (2006). An Acculturation Perspective on Deinstitutionalization and Service Delivery.  Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 12, 7-19.

Carlson, PM,  Boudreau, ML,  Davis, J., Johnston, J.,  Lemsky, C.,  McColl, MA , Minnes, P. &  Smith, C. (2006)  ‘Participate to Learn’: A Promising Practice for Community ABI Rehabilitation  Brain Injury.  20 (11), 1111-1117.

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