ERIC Number: EJ1047059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Residential Transitions among Adults with Intellectual Disability across 20 Years
Woodman, Ashley C.; Mailick, Marsha R.; Anderson, Kristy A.; Esbensen, Anna J.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v119 n6 p496-515 Nov 2014
The present study addresses critical gaps in the literature by examining residential transitions among 303 adults with intellectual disability (ID) over 10 years (Part 1) and 75 adults with Down syndrome over 20 years (Part 2). All adults lived at home at the start of the study, but many moved to a variety of settings. Several characteristics of the adults with ID differed across settings, most notably adaptive behavior and the number of residential transitions, whereas characteristics such as age, type of disability, and behavior problems were less predictive of residential placements. The number of moves over the course of the study varied widely, with critical links to earlier family dynamics, social relationships, and health and adaptive behavior.
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Adults, Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, Individual Characteristics, Adjustment (to Environment), Age Differences, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Behavior Problems, Predictor Variables, Family Influence, Interpersonal Relationship, Health Behavior, Placement
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aaidd.allenpress.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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