A picture of Dr. Kimm and her service dog "Junior"
Charter College of Education
Division of Special Education & Counseling
Office Location: KH 1072E

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Dr. Kimm is presently a professor in the Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles. She brings an extensive background of research in special education and rehabilitation for youths with developmental disabilities and their families. Her primary goal of research is in developing community-based services and rehabilitation programs for minority young adults with disabilities to assist them in making a smooth transition into adulthood in an integrated environment.



Dr. Kimm teaches courses in transition issues for individuals with disabilities, research methodology in special education, and instructional methodologies teaching individuals with moderate/severe disabilities in the integrated settings. Dr. Kimm teaches and conducts research in rehabilitation and integration from the multicultural/multilingual perspective. She also has expertise on transition planning and services. Currently, she is serving as a coordinator of the Teaching Specialist program in Moderate/Severe disabilities and Master's degree programs in Moderate/Severe Disabilities. She is also responsible for the Transition Specialist Certificate program.



Dr. Kimm majored in special education for her doctorate degree at the University of Minnesota, and had two years of postdoctoral experience with a specialization in transition issues for students with disabilities. She has excellent qualification and professional skills to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. She has completed several research projects funded by U.S. Department of Education. The major goal of her research is to investigate the unique needs and expectations of young adults with disabilities who are in transition in terms of their diverse cultural backgrounds. Currently, she is investigating the differences on the self-determination skills of students with intellectual disabilities and students with Autism.



Title Date
Kimm, C. H. (in review). Relationship between self-determination and leadership of youth with intellectual disabilities. DCDT
Kim, J. H., & Kimm, C. H. (in review). Impacts of peer-mediated making intervention on reading comprehension of students with autism, Autism

Kimm, C. H. (in press). Underrepresentation of Asian-Americanstudents in special education: The impact of socioeconomic status. Asian-Pacific Journal of Intellectual Disabilities


Kimm, C. H., Pamaneed, K., Lee, B., Yoon, Y. P., & Lee, J. (in press). Self-determination: Review on edfinition and measurement. Asian-Pacific Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2(2), 44-54.

Kimm, C. H. (2015). Demographic of Asian-American students in transition program. Asian-Pacific Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 3(3), 43-54. 2015
Kim, J. H., & Kimm, C. H. (2015). Impacts of peer-mediated inference making activities on learning behaviors of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Special Educaiton Research, 14(2), 5-29, 2015
Kimm, C. H. (2015). A pilot study on the reliability of the Stress Perception Measure (SPM) for students with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Special Education: Theor and Practices, 16(2), 681-714. 2015
Kim, J. H., & Kimm, C. H. (2015). Evidence-based peer modeling practices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A meta-analysis of signle-subject design research. Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 19(2), 97-135. 2015
Kimm, C. H., Koh, H., Lee, S., & Jang, S. (2013). Community integration curriculum for individuals with developmental disabiltiies (2nd Ed). Los Angeles, CA: California Academy on Transition Studies & Milal Mission. 2013
Kimm, C.H., Koh, H., Park, D., Yoo, H., Lee, S., & Jang, S. (Eds.). (2012). Community integration curriculum for individuals with developmental disabilities. Los Angeles, CA: California Academy on Transition Studies & Milal Mission. 2012
Kimm, C. H. (2012). Building a network: Creating the quality of life for people with disabilities in integrated community. A keynote speak at the Townhall meeting, Hamburg University. Hamburg, Germany, June 23, 2012. 2012
Kimm, C. H. (2011). Achieving happiness through supported employment. A Keynote speaking at 20th Asian Conference on Intellectual Disabilities. August 22-26, 2011 in Jeju, Korea. 2011
Zetlin, A., MacLeod, E., & Kimm, C. (2010). Beginning teacher challenges instructing students who are in forster care. Remedial and Special Education. Avance online publication. doi:10. 1177/0741932510362506. 2011
Kimm, C. H. (2009). Quality of life and recreation for people with Autism. Jounal of Special Eduaction and Pactices, 16(3), 60-63. 2009



Ph.D. Educational Psychology, 1991, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN

M.A. Special Education, 1982, Dankook University: Seoul, Korea



Office Hours
Tuesday 2-4 PM
Thursday 2-4 PM



 The California Academy on Transition Studies (CATS) envisions bringing together the resources of the global community such as families, public school, universities, business social service agencies, in order to create positive and successful educational outcomes to develop leadership for the 21th Century.

The Transition Specialist Certificate is a collaborative postbaccalaureate certificate program among special education teachers, rehabilitation counselors, and school counselors to become transition specialists assisting individuals with disabilities to prepare for interdependent adult lives in an integrated community. This certificate requires a minimum of 20 units

Note: This is not the add-on Trainsition Specialist Certificate​ authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. These certificate programs are approved only by CSULA.


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