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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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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