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ERIC Number: EJ1001422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6434
Support Needs of Adults with Intellectual Disability across Domains: The Role of Technology
Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Tasse, Marc J.; Davies, Daniel K.; Stock, Stephen
Journal of Special Education Technology, v27 n2 p11-21 2012
People with and without disabilities value the goals of greater control and self-determination, participation in their school or community, and enhanced social inclusion. Technology is an important support in achieving these goals. In this article we examine the intensity of the support needs of persons with intellectual disability (ID), as measured by the "Supports Intensity Scale", by severity of their intellectual deficit. We also examine the level of support needs of individuals with co-occurring autism, mental health problems, and physical limitations. We compare the profiles of persons with ID and particular concomitant conditions and discuss the implications of these findings for the use of technology to address the support needs of people with intellectual disability. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. 2900 Crystal Drive Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22202. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A