ERIC Number: ED368109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Self-Determination. Feature Issue.
IMPACT, v6 n4 Win 1993-94
This theme issue explores the relevance of self-determination for persons with developmental disabilities across the life span, ways in which it is or can be expressed, and obstacles to its exercise. The articles show the futility of enhancing self-determination by teaching choice-making skills if environments offer no opportunities to exercise them; offer strategies for facilitating self-determination; and present examples of individuals with developmental disabilities claiming their right to direct their own lives. Titles and authors of major articles include: "Standing Together: One Family's Lessons in Self-Determination" (Kris Schoeller); "Self-Determination: It's Not Just for Adults" (Brian Abery); "Facilitating Self-Determination through Early Intervention" (Ann Eggebeen and Annetta Leigh); "Daily Self-Determination for Young Children" (Jean Mendenhall and Marijo McBride); "Self-Determination as an Educational Outcome" (Michael Wehmeyer); "Self-Determination: A Means to an End" (Michael J. Ward); "MAPS: A Strategy for Promoting Self-Determination" (MaryBeth Doyle and others); "Transition and Self-Determination: Putting the Promise into Practice" (Sandy Thompson and Stephanie Corbey); "People First Facilitates Student Self-Determination" (Ruthie Beckwith); "A New Era of Self-Determination" (Michael D. West and others); "Guardianship and Self-Determination" (David Flower); "The Journey toward Self-Determination" (Peter "Skip" Sajevic); and "What about Environment?" (Brian Abery and John Smith). (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention, Environmental Influences, Intervention, Personal Autonomy, Self Determination
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.