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Friedman, Carli – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs provide the majority of long-term services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Relatively new (2014) HCBS rules (CMS 2249-F/2296-F) governing these programs require "meaningful community" integration of people with disabilities…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Community Services
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Walker, Virginia L.; Loman, Sheldon L.; Hara, Motoaki; Park, Kristy Lee; Strickland-Cohen, M. Kathleen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
To explore the accessibility of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) for students with severe disabilities, we conducted a survey of 179 schools implementing SWPBIS during the 2015-2016 school year. Personnel from each school reported the frequency and level of importance of SWPBIS implementation across Likert-type…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Inclusion, School Personnel
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Nord, Derek; Hamre, Kristin; Pettingell, Sandra; Magiera, Louise – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) continue to experience high rates of unemployment. Previous research suggests that including an employment goal in an individual's service plan can be a mechanism toward attaining employment, especially in a community setting. This study contributes to the understanding of the role of…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Regression (Statistics), Employment
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Dukes, Charles; Darling, Sharon M.; Bielskus-Barone, Kristina – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
A review of State Department of Education and school district websites was conducted to determine how policy related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) was communicated to teachers of students with severe disabilities. Four states were selected: California, New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. State Department of Education websites and…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Severe Disabilities, School Districts, Web Sites
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Burke, Meghan M.; Sandman, Linda – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Since its initial passage in 1975, parent involvement had been a cornerstone of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). However, parents face many barriers in voicing their concerns to professionals. One way for parents to share their insights and create systemic change is during an IDEA reauthorization. Yet, although the public is…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Dymond, Stacy K.; Gaffney, Janet S. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perspectives on the appropriate skills and settings for literacy instruction, the factors influencing their decisions about literacy instruction, and the barriers to literacy instruction in general education classrooms. A sample of special education teachers (n = 69) of students taking the…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Alternative Assessment, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Parish, Susan L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2005
This paper presents a comparative case study of diverse approaches to deinstitutionalization of developmental disabilities residential services in two Midwestern states. During the 1970s and 1980s, the convergence of leadership by advocates, legislators, and bureaucrats led to Michigan's rapid transformation from an institutional to a…
Descriptors: Normalization (Disabilities), Innovation, Community Services, Developmental Disabilities