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ERIC Number: EJ1169265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Family Perspectives on Integrated Employment for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Gilson, Carly B.; Carter, Erik W.; Bumble, Jennifer L.; McMillan, Elise D.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v43 n1 p20-37 Mar 2018
Families are essential partners in efforts to elevate the employment outcomes of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We examined the employment-related expectations, preferences, and concerns of 673 parents and other family members of adults with IDD. Participants prioritized paid integrated employment over sheltered options, and such perspectives were strongly associated with the recent employment status of their family member with IDD. In addition, they valued qualitative dimensions of a potential workplace (e.g., personal satisfaction, social interaction opportunities) more highly than prevailing employment metrics (e.g., rate of pay, hours per week, benefits). Multiple factors informed the views of parents and other family members regarding integrated employment and the extent to which their family member with IDD had been employed previously in the community. We offer recommendations for research, practice, and systems change efforts aimed at raising expectations for and access to integrated employment for adults with IDD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) (DHHS/ACL); National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90DN0294; UL1TR000445