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King, Seth; Johnson, Hayley E.; Burch, Taneal; Chitiyo, Argnue – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Feeding disorders exhibited by children with developmental disabilities, which include limiting food intake or refusing to consume solid foods, often result in poor health consequences. Interventions for feeding disorders vary in terms of their acceptability to children with disabilities and their families. One specific procedure, the…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Probability, Adolescents
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Carter, Erik W.; Boehm, Thomas L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Although the importance and influence of spirituality in the lives of youth and young adults have garnered much attention, few studies have focused on the religious and spiritual lives of young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We examined the congregational activities, spiritual practices, and strength of religious…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Religion
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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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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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Friedman, Carli; McNamara, Ellyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Speech language and hearing (SLH) services can improve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities' (IDD) health, autonomy, and community participation. The aim of this study was to explore how SLH services are offered to people with IDD across the nation, particularly in fiscal year 2015 Medicaid Home and Community Based Services…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Health
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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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Hall, Allison Cohen; Butterworth, John; Winsor, Jean; Kramer, John; Nye-Lengerman, Kelly; Timmons, Jaimie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Since the introduction of supported employment in the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1984 and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986, there has been continued development and refinement of best practices in employment services and supports. Progress includes creative outcomes for individuals with significant support needs including…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Holistic Approach, Best Practices, Employment
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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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Powers, Laurie E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Action research approaches reflecting power sharing by academic and community researchers, full engagement of community partners across all study phases, and ongoing commitment to partnership and capacity building have been increasingly embraced, particularly in research affecting marginalized populations. Findings suggest action research…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Action Research, Participatory Research, School Community Relationship
Gilson, Carly B.; Carter, Erik W.; Biggs, Elizabeth E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Effective vocational instruction is an essential aspect of preparing students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for the world of work. We systematically reviewed research on instructional methods used to teach employment skills to secondary students with IDD. We identified 56 studies involving 766 participants with IDD. Four…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Severe Disabilities, Vocational Education, Intellectual Disability
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Boehm, Thomas L.; Carter, Erik W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
Social relationships can shape the well-being of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Although much attention has focused on relationships with other family members or professionals, less is known about the place and contributions of informal relationships (i.e., non-family, unpaid others) in the lives of…
Descriptors: Autism, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Family Relationship
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Friedman, Carli – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) 1915(c) waivers are one of the largest providers of long-term services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). HCBS waivers also play a prominent role in providing day habilitation services for people with IDD. The purpose of this study was to examine how…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Day Programs, Resource Allocation
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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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Brock, Matthew E.; Schaefer, John M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Despite decades of advocacy, most students with developmental disabilities continue to spend the majority of the school day in self-contained special education classrooms. However, there is tremendous variability of educational placement across the United States. Identification of geographic trends that explain this variability could provide…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Student Placement, Developmental Disabilities, Special Education
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