ERIC Number: ED390184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
What Idahoans Are Saying.
Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Needs of Idaho residents with developmental disabilities are reported, based on focus group discussions involving the individuals themselves, parents, friends and family members, and service providers. Focus group discussions dealt with empowerment, education, transportation, employment, housing, inclusion in all aspects of community life, family and community support, information and referral, and full citizenship. Access for individuals with developmental disabilities to educational opportunities to promote independence and productivity was identified as a prominent need. Parents want their children with disabilities included in regular classrooms and extracurricular activities. Other identified need areas were career development assistance, continuing training and education, and assistance to help students transition successfully from the education system to the adult world. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Career Development, Career Planning, Developmental Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Inclusive Schools, Needs Assessment, Normalization (Disabilities), Postsecondary Education, Social Integration, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.