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ERIC Number: EJ1150608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
"I Should Have Big Dreams": A Qualitative Case Study on Alternatives to Guardianship
MacLeod, Kate
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v52 n2 p194-207 Jun 2017
This qualitative single case study explored (a) the underlying beliefs of the connected individuals involved in determining guardianship or alternatives to guardianship for a young adult with intellectual disability; (b) the attitudes, resources and skills needed for educators and families to develop transition plans that address alternatives to guardianship; (c) barriers that may exist in the school setting for the young adult's development of self-determination skills; and (d) derive lessons and best practices needed to maximize student self-determination skills and implement alternatives to guardianships. Findings were that the implementation of alternatives to guardianship for the young adult was related to many factors including a k-12 inclusive education, the value of interdependence, connection to advocacy organizations and utilizing resources outside of the school.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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