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ERIC Number: EJ1143270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Long-Term Experiences in Cash and Counseling for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Familial Programme Representative Descriptions
Harry, Melissa L.; MacDonald, Lynn; McLuckie, Althea; Battista, Christina; Mahoney, Ellen K.; Mahoney, Kevin J.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n4 p573-583 Jul 2017
Background: Our aim was to explore previously unknown long-term outcomes of self-directed personal care services for young adults with intellectual disabilities and limitations in activities of daily living. Materials and Methods: The present authors utilized participatory action research and qualitative content analysis in interviewing 11 unpaid familial programme representatives of young adults with intellectual disabilities, ages 23-34, who were eligible for income-based Medicaid and enrolled five or more years in a Cash and Counseling-based programme of self-direction in the United States. Results: Young adults are represented as receiving services and supports in a supportive and stable environment, with previously identified short-term programme benefits evident over the long-term. Young adults are also transitioning to adulthood at home with their families as primary social support and caregivers, bridging a service gap. Conclusions: Our results show that self-direction helps meet these young adults' personal care and community engagement needs over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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