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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
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Francis, Grace Lucille; Blue-Banning, Martha; Turnbull, Rud – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families face many important decisions as the individuals with IDD enter adulthood, including where to live. Although there are numerous housing options for individuals with IDD outside of institutions, there is a paucity of information available to inform them about how…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Housing
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Gardner, Stephanie; Wolfe, Pamela – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Identifying methods to increase the independent functioning of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is vital in enhancing their quality of life; teaching students with ASD daily living skills can foster independent functioning. This review examines interventions that implement video modeling and/or prompting to teach individuals with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Prompting, Intervention
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Forber-Pratt, Anjali J.; Nittrouer, Christine; Aragon, Steven R. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This paper documents the experiences of a group of parents who came together to form a human service cooperative in their local community to address the needs of their adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each parent felt that their child's needs were not (or could not be) met by existing providers. Parent leaders who…
Descriptors: Parents, Cooperative Planning, Human Services, Community Programs
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Meyer, Luanna H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Over the years, much has been accomplished in the area of severe disabilities--by professionals, academic scholars, parents of persons with disabilities, and self-advocates. It was not that long ago that children with severe disabilities were most likely to be excluded from school altogether or, if they received an education at all, it was far…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Environment, Freedom, Developed Nations
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Kim, Rah Kyung; Dymond, Stacy K. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
This study investigated the frequency of community participation and level of assistance needed to perform domestic and safety skills for individuals with severe disabilities who live successfully in the community, based on type of residence and hours of in-home support provided. Participants included residential specialists from small community…
Descriptors: Safety, Mental Retardation, Community Involvement, Developmental Disabilities
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Morgan, Michelle F.; Cuskelly, Monica; Moni, Karen B. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
Current pedagogical approaches recognize literacy as a social practice and yet school-based conceptualizations continue to dominate understandings of literacy learning of individuals with intellectual disability. Such understandings lead to local or everyday literacy practices being devalued and overlooked. Thus, for adults with intellectual…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Informal Education, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
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Gage, Mary Ann; Fredericks, H. D. Bud; Johnson-Dorn, Nancy; Lindley-Southard, Barbara – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Results are reported for 3 years of in-service training provided to managers and direct care personnel employed in community, residential, and vocational programs for developmentally disabled adults. The data demonstrate the efficacy of the training model in that 1015 (97%) of 1080 training objectives attempted were completed by the trainees at…
Descriptors: Training Objectives, Disabilities, Group Homes, Trainees
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Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2008
Numerous studies show that employment, community participation, and postsecondary training rates of students with severe disabilities after leaving high school are the lowest of all disability categories and compare unfavorably to those of their peers without disabilities. In addition, outcomes generally do not improve as these students age. Certo…
Descriptors: Supported Employment, Independent Living, Community Involvement, Disabilities
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