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ERIC Number: EJ914900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
In Search of Meaningful Daytimes: Case Studies of Community-Based Nonwork Supports
Sulewski, Jennifer Sullivan
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v35 n1-2 p39-54 Spr-Sum 2010
As of 2004, more than 114,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the United States were identified as receiving supports for community-based nonwork (CBNW), that is, activities that do not involve paid employment but do take place in the community rather than that in a facility (Institute for Community Inclusion, 2007). Little is known, however, about the nature of CBNW as implemented by provider agencies and experienced by people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. This manuscript reports the findings of case studies of CBNW in two states with well-established CBNW supports. Success of CBNW in meeting goals such as individualization, integration, choice, and independence varied from state to state and from site to site. This variability suggests a need for clearer standards and best practices for CBNW. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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