ERIC Number: ED412704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Social Inclusion of Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Gaylord, Vicki, Ed.
Impact, v10 n3 Fall 1997
This feature issue presents articles on the social inclusion of people with developmental disabilities into the community and also some related news items. This issue provides profiles of organizations, workplaces, and schools that are successfully integrating people with developmental disabilities into community activities. The articles are: "'I Look Out for Them, They Look Out for Me'- Finding Home in a Gang" (Lisa Nitcy Hope), showing a negative outcome when community integration fails; "What Is Social Inclusion All About?" (Brian Abery) addressing the need to move beyond mere physical inclusion to true social inclusion; "Overcoming Barriers to Social Inclusion" (Kris Schoeller) identifies barriers to inclusion and suggests strategies; "Person-Centered Social Inclusion Planning" (Dawna Phillips and Ann Eggebeen) describes a specific strategy to foster social relationships and activities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities; "So, What Is the Problem with Belonging?" (Lesa Nitcy Hope and Mary Yoder); "Unlimited Connections: Inclusion in the World of Dating and Romance" (Linda Dvelis); "Deliverance Evangelistic Church: Transforming Lives and Communities" (Harold Dean Trulear); "Cultural Inclusion: Connecting with the American Indian Community" (Matt Ziegler); "A Community of Volunteers" (Cheska Komissar and Debra Hart) discusses integrating people with disabilities into community volunteer programs; "College Life: The New Frontier" (Mary Beth Doyle) discusses how Trinity College (Vermont) includes students with developmental disabilities; "Social Inclusion in a High School: The Peer Connections Program" (Joy Keachie); "One Employer's Commitment to Inclusion" (Ann M. Bauer); "Inclusion in a Family Business" (John Labalestra); and "Social Inclusion through Self-Advocacy" (John G. Smith and Irving Martin). Vignettes of individuals with disabilities are provided to illustrate most of the programs described. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, American Indians, Church Role, Community Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Employer Attitudes, Friendship, High Schools, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Normalization (Disabilities), Peer Relationship, Program Development, Self Advocacy, Social Integration, Social Isolation, Social Life, Social Networks, Volunteers
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455; telephone: 612-624-4512.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Training Center on Residential Services and Community Living.