Dissertation: Self-Esteem, Locus of Control and Career Aspirations of Siblings of
Persons with Disabilities
Advisor: A. Lee Parks, Ph.D.
Thesis: Vocational Opportunities for Students with Emotional Disturbances
Advisor: Richard Whelan, Ph.D.
Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle, sister to a person on the autism spectrum, has served on the Interagency
Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and is currently a panelist on the National Quality
Forum for Person Centered Planning (PCP) and Practices and was executive director of the
Autism Society of Michigan from 1994-2006. Dr. Burton-Hoyle has developed both graduate
and undergraduate programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders at Eastern Michigan University.
Burton-Hoyle worked to enact into Michigan’s Mental Health Code a statute which mandates
PCP for eligible recipients with a developmental disability and/or mental illness. Additionally,
she has developed curriculum and trainings in ASD, challenging behaviors, and PCP for
educators and mental health professionals in developmental disabilities throughout the nation in
all of these areas.
TASH, member 1990 to present
TASH, committee member, Human Rights
Autism Society of Michigan, member, 1994 to present
Association for community Advocacy, Ann Arbor 1994 to present
The Arc Michigan, member, 1994 to present
CEC, 1975 to 1990, Idaho State President, 1986
Families Together for People with Disabilities, Board member and President, 1986-2012
Temple Grandin-Eustacia Cutler Fund, Advisor, 2013-2015