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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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Rowe, Dawn A.; Test, David W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2010
Enhancing parents' ability to make informed choices is important to successful transition planning for youth with disabilities. This study used a multiple probe design across content areas replicated across participants to examine the effects of a computer-based instructional program on acquisition of parents' knowledge of the transition planning…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Planning, Parent Participation
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Hughes, Carolyn; Avoke, Selete K. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2010
Despite more than 40 years of legislation to improve the outcomes of children and youth with disabilities and those growing up in poverty, vast numbers of adults with severe disabilities are unemployed or underemployed and living in poverty. This article suggests that one of the factors maintaining the problem is our failure to acknowledge the…
Descriptors: Poverty, Quality of Life, Severe Disabilities, Poverty Programs
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Migliore, Alberto; Hall, Allison Cohen; Butterworth, John; Winsor, Jean – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2010
This study examined the extent to which employment specialists implemented the job development practices recommended in the research literature when assisting job seekers with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Self-reported data were collected through a Web-based survey from 163 employment specialists from 74 employment programs in 28…
Descriptors: Job Development, Employment Services, Employment Programs, Developmental Disabilities
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Lamar-Dukes, Pamela – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Individuals of color with disabilities and/or their family members need access to services and supports that will assist them with daily life and a way to advocate for these services. Disability organizations, whose core mission is advocacy, have had difficulty attracting and maintaining persons of color with disabilities or their family members…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Disabilities, Outreach Programs, African American Family
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Cimera, Robert Evert – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
This study explored the cost-efficiency of all 231,204 supported employees funded by vocational rehabilitation throughout the entire United States from 2002 to 2007. Results found that supported employees returned an average monthly net benefit to taxpayers of $251.34 (i.e., an annual net benefit of $3,016.08 per supported employee) and generated…
Descriptors: Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Cost Effectiveness, Disabilities
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Bryson, Susan E.; Koegel, Lynn K.; Koegel, Robert L.; Openden, Daniel; Smith, Isabel M.; Nefdt, Nicolette – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
This paper describes a collaborative effort aimed at province-wide dissemination and implementation of pivotal response treatment (PRT) for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Nova Scotia, Canada. Three critical components of the associated training model are described: (1) direct training of treatment teams (parents, one-to-one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Program Descriptions, Young Children
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Brown, Lou; Shiraga, Betsy; Kessler, Kim – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
An extensive report is made of the work histories of 50 adults with significant disabilities who are served by Community Work Services, Inc., in Madison, Wisconsin. The primary purpose is to share information about the integrated vocational functioning of these adults, 90% of whom exited high school 15-24 years ago. A second purpose is to…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Vocational Education, Adults
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Wehman, Paul – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
This article is a review of the long-term follow-up study of competitively employed individuals with significant developmental disabilities by Brown, Shiraga, and Kessler (2006). In this report, 50 people with developmental disabilities were followed for 20 years and their work histories carefully chronicled. Notably, all of these individuals were…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, Developmental Disabilities, Supported Employment
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Nisbet, Jan – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
This article presents a critical review of Steve Taylor's Caught in the Continuum. Steve Taylor describes the flawed thinking associated with the "least restrictive environment" (LRE) principle and the related continuum model of human services that linked severity of disability with segregation, and required improvements in skills as a…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Human Services, Severe Disabilities, Mainstreaming