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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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Carter, Erik W.; Boehm, Thomas L.; Biggs, Elizabeth E.; Annandale, Naomi H.; Taylor, Courtney E.; Loock, Aimee K.; Liu, Rosemary Y. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Can young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities be known for their strengths? This mixed-method study explored the strengths of 427 youth and young adults with intellectual disability and/or autism (ages 13-21) from the vantage point of their parents. Using the Assessment Scale for Positive Character Traits-Developmental…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Autism, Mixed Methods Research, Youth
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Kearns, Jacqueline F.; Kleinert, Harold L.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Gong, Brian; Quenemoen, Rachel – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility requires states to develop and implement teacher effectiveness measures that consider student assessment results, including assessment results for students with disabilities participating in general and alternate assessments. We describe how alternate assessment results for students with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Cimera, Robert Evert; Burgess, Sloane; Novak, Jeanne; Avellone, Lauren – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
This study examined the rate at which applicants to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) were denied services because their disabilities were "too severe." It found that, from 2002 to 2012, 1.7% of all VR applicants throughout the United States were denied services because of the nature of their impairments. In addition, over this period, the…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Severe Disabilities, Severity (of Disability), Mental Retardation
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Cimera, Robert Evert; Burgess, Sloane; Bedesem, Peña L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
This study examined the potential impact providing transition services early had on the vocational outcomes achieved by young adults with intellectual disability. Two groups were compared: 7,520 individuals from states requiring transition services be addressed in individualized educational programs (IEPs) by age 14 and 7,520 individuals from…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Mental Retardation, Program Effectiveness, Vocational Education
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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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Zebehazy, Kim T. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
This study reports opinions and practices of teachers of students with visual impairments (TSVIs) in 34 states regarding functional literacy for students with visual impairments (VIs) and significant cognitive disabilities (SCDs). The survey asked TSVIs to select a definition of functional literacy, indicate agreement with a series of literacy…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Visual Impairments, Mental Retardation, Teacher Attitudes
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Rood, Carrie E.; Kanter, Arlene; Causton, Julie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
This article describes the potential impact that state guardianship laws may have on the transition planning process for students identified with intellectual and developmental disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act. The authors utilize a disability studies framework to describe how the goals of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, State Legislation, Developmental Disabilities
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Brock, Matthew E.; Carter, Erik W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
The involvement of paraprofessionals in the education of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has been both complex and controversial. Many scholars and advocates have raised concerns about the roles these staff members play in schools and the degree to which there is empirical support for their direct work with…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Mental Retardation
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Trela, Katherine; Jimenez, Bree A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Language used in the field of special education is important; it can serve to influence both curriculum and placement decisions for students with intellectual disability. Historically, "Functional Curriculum" was used to describe curriculum adaptations necessary for students to access their environment (school and community). However,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Mental Retardation, Holistic Approach, Individualized Instruction
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Papay, Clare; Griffin, Megan – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Over the past decade, inclusive postsecondary opportunities have become more available to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities than ever before. With greater demand for such opportunities as well as greater awareness of the possibilities for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, developing new programs on…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Inclusion
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Riggs, Leah; Collins, Belva C.; Kleinert, Harold; Knight, Victoria F. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This investigation focused on the systematic instruction of a science skill from the core content standards in accordance with the Kentucky Alternate Assessment for students with moderate and severe disabilities (MSD). Specifically, this study examined the effectiveness of using a constant time delay procedure with multiple exemplars in teaching…
Descriptors: High School Students, Alternative Assessment, Heredity, Mental Retardation
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Agran, Martin; Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Voting represents, arguably, the most important right and responsibility of a citizen in a democracy. Nevertheless, few adults are with an intellectual or developmental disability vote, and few are provided systematic instruction on voting or how to participate in the political process. Regrettably, 44 states have disenfranchisement provisions…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Voting, Mental Retardation, Democracy
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Meral, Bekir Fatih; Cavkaytar, Atilla; Turnbull, Ann P.; Wang, Mian – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This study examined family quality of life (FQOL) of Turkish families who have children with intellectual disabilities (ID) and autism. To research the perceptions of FQOL and relevant predictive relationships, data were gathered from 3,009 families who have children with ID and autism. The data were collected by using a Socio-demographic Family…
Descriptors: Autism, Mental Retardation, Quality of Life, Family Environment
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Chiu, Chun-Yu; Turnbull, Ann P.; Summers, Jean Ann – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This study documented the process of developing and validating the Family Needs Assessment (FNA), a seven-factor 73-item measure developed for research and practice, using a sample of Taiwanese families. In developing the FNA, the research team identified a theoretical basis for family needs, used literature and qualitative results in generating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Test Validity, Family Needs
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