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Madaus, Joseph W.; Grigal, Meg; Hughes, Carolyn – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2014
Few students with disabilities from high-poverty backgrounds attend college. We discuss the effects of disability and growing up in poverty on expectations for postsecondary education attendance. We describe the limiting effects of attending high-poverty high schools on student achievement followed by challenges faced by low-income students with…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Disabilities, Low Income Groups
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Reilly, Caitlin; Hughes, Carolyn; Harvey, Michelle; Brigham, Nicolette; Cosgriff, Joseph; Kaplan, Lauren; Bernstein, Rebekah – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
We taught three high school students with high-functioning autism to increase their novel peer-directed questions when using a communication book to converse with general education partners at school. Novel question training was associated with participants asking peer-directed questions not displayed in communication books across a variety of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Autism, Peer Relationship, Interpersonal Communication
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Hughes, Carolyn; Harvey, Michelle; Cosgriff, Joseph; Reilly, Caitlin; Heilingoetter, Jamie; Brigham, Nicolette; Kaplan, Lauren; Bernstein, Rebekah – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Limited social interaction typically occurs between high school students with autism and their general education peers unless programming is introduced to promote interaction. However, few published social interaction interventions have been conducted among high school students with autism and their general education classmates. Such studies…
Descriptors: High School Students, Peer Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Autism
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Hughes, Carolyn; Cosgriff, Joseph C.; Agran, Martin; Washington, Barbara H. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
Little is known about the effects of participation in inclusive settings on student self-determination. In this exploratory study, we examined the association between students' inclusive school and community activities and the self-determination skills of active involvement in IEP activities and use of selected self-determination strategies.…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Participation, Inclusion, High School Students
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Hughes, Carolyn; Bernstein, Rebekah T.; Kaplan, Lauren M.; Reilly, Caitlin M.; Brigham, Nicolette L.; Cosgriff, Joseph C.; Boykin, Michaela P. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2013
Self-prompted communication books were used in combination with conversational peer orientation to increase conversational interactions of verbal high school students with autism or autistic-like behavior with their peers without disabilities. Previous investigators have used communication books only with students with autism or intellectual…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ryndak, Diane Lea; Alper, Sandra; Hughes, Carolyn; McDonnell, John – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
Follow-up studies of students with significant disabilities consistently indicate poor post-school outcomes. Although existing research indicates that services in inclusive general education contexts can result in positive short-term outcomes for these individuals during their school years, there are few investigations of the lives of adults with…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Inclusion, Severe Disabilities, Young Adults
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Washington, Barbara H.; Hughes, Carolyn; Cosgriff, Joseph C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2012
The authors compared involvement in educational planning and use of self-determination strategies reported by two groups of students attending a high-poverty, predominately Black high school: 19 students with severe intellectual disabilities and 20 general education seniors who were identified as successful. Findings revealed that special…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, General Education, Poverty, Career Education
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Hughes, Carolyn; Golas, Melissa; Cosgriff, Joseph; Brigham, Nicolette; Edwards, Caitlin; Cashen, Kelly – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
Incorporating general education peers into social skills instructional programs has been effective at increasing social interaction of high school students with intellectual disabilities and autism with their classmates. In this study, communication book use (Hughes et al., 2000), combined with providing the opportunity to interact, was associated…
Descriptors: Inclusion, General Education, Mental Retardation, Autism
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Hughes, Carolyn; Boyd, Elizabeth; Dykstra, Sara J. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2010
Researchers in the educational field have investigated how a caring adult can best provide mentoring support to youth placed at risk and what functions a mentoring program should serve to promote healthy mentoring relationships. However, the perspective of mentors rarely has been sought to elicit their evaluation of a mentoring program or…
Descriptors: High Schools, Mentors, Learning Experience, Service Learning
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Hughes, Carolyn; Manns, Nicole N.; Ford, Donna Y. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2009
Racial identity attitudes, a construct proposed as a measure of the world view of Blacks (Cross & Vandiver, 2001), and academic performance of a group of Black females attending a high-poverty, failing high school with a 42% graduation rate were examined. These young women were either pregnant or parenting and attended a parenting support group at…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, World Views, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
Hughes, Carolyn; Welsh, Megan; Mayer, Allison; Bolay, Jennifer; Southard, Kathryn – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2009
Students who had enrolled in an innovative university-based service-learning class were asked to reflect on their expectations prior to mentoring youth attending high-poverty high schools, and whether they believed they had met these expectations post-mentoring. Findings indicated that students primarily were motivated by learning about the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Poverty, Student Attitudes, Service Learning
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Hughes, Carolyn; Hollander, Matthew J.; Martinez, Amber W. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2009
The authors applied an adaptation of prior models of acculturation to all 16 Hispanic students attending a predominately Black, high-poverty, urban high school (n = 1,267 students) identified by No Child Left Behind standards as failing. No published study to date has investigated Hispanic acculturation within such a setting. Findings reveal that…
Descriptors: African American Culture, Federal Legislation, Acculturation, Educational Experience
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Agran, Martin; Hughes, Carolyn – Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2008
Despite national interest in promoting self-determination and active involvement in individualized education program (IEP) planning, available data suggest that many students have little involvement in these activities. Findings on the extent to which students are provided opportunities to be involved in IEP development and to receive…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Student Participation, Self Determination
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Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2008
Numerous studies show that employment, community participation, and postsecondary training rates of students with severe disabilities after leaving high school are the lowest of all disability categories and compare unfavorably to those of their peers without disabilities. In addition, outcomes generally do not improve as these students age. Certo…
Descriptors: Supported Employment, Independent Living, Community Involvement, Disabilities
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Carter, Erik W.; Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
Increasing the participation of youth with severe disabilities in general education has remained a consistent and prominent focus of legislative, policy, and research initiatives. We examined the perceptions of high school staff regarding the goals, barriers, benefits, outcomes, and supports associated with including adolescents with severe…
Descriptors: General Education, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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