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Gilson, Carly B.; Carter, Erik W.; Bumble, Jennifer L.; McMillan, Elise D. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Families are essential partners in efforts to elevate the employment outcomes of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We examined the employment-related expectations, preferences, and concerns of 673 parents and other family members of adults with IDD. Participants prioritized paid integrated employment over sheltered…
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Adults, Employment, Intellectual Disability
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Zawacki, Jessica M.; Satriale, Gloria; Zane, Thomas – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
With the increase of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) leaving the public school systems with centralized training environments, there needs to be innovation in supporting staff who will find themselves working in various community environments with adolescent or adult learners. Staff training and ongoing supervision is important for…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Supervision
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Carter, Erik W.; Bendetson, Sonni; Guiden, Carrie Hobbs – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Although calls to expand integrated employment opportunities have permeated recent legislative and policy initiatives in the United States, substantial numbers of adults with severe disabilities still work in segregated settings. We examined findings from events held in eight communities to solicit the views of parents and other family members (n…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Adults, Parent Attitudes, Sheltered Workshops
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Wehman, Paul; Taylor, Joshua; Brooke, Valerie; Avellone, Lauren; Whittenburg, Holly; Ham, Whitney; Brooke, Alissa Molinelli; Carr, Staci – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Progress toward competitive integrated employment (CIE) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) over the last 40 years has been mixed. Despite evidence showing that supported employment interventions can enable adults with IDD to effectively get and keep jobs, national rates of integrated employment remain below a third…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Employment Opportunities, Adults
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Jones, Jennifer L.; Gallus, Kami L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
The deinstitutionalization movement that began 50 years ago remains a current issue for professionals and families. Using qualitative phenomenology methodology, we investigated the experience of mandated deinstitutionalization for parents and siblings whose relatives with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) transitioned from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Normalization (Disabilities), Daily Living Skills, Inclusion
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Rossetti, Zach; Hall, Sarah – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine perceptions of adult sibling relationships with a brother or sister with severe disabilities and the contexts affecting the relationships. Adult siblings without disabilities (N = 79) from 19 to 72 years of age completed an online survey with four open-ended questions about their relationship…
Descriptors: Adults, Sibling Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Online Surveys
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Jameson, J. Matt; Riesen, Tim; Polychronis, Shamby; Trader, Barbara; Mizner, Susan; Martinis, Jonathan; Hoyle, Dohn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Guardianship is a complicated legal concept, which is further complicated by differences from state to state in the framing and implementation of distinctly different forms. Few professionals explain the long-term consequences of obtaining guardianship or provide the range of alternatives available to support an adult with disabilities. This study…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Decision Making, Self Determination