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Reno, Virginia P.; Ekman, Lisa D. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an essential lifeline for millions of Americans. Without it, many families would be in deep financial distress. SSDI is insurance that workers pay for through premiums deducted from their pay. In return, workers gain the right to monthly benefits if a disabling condition ends their capacity to earn a…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Independent Living, Insurance, Access to Health Care
Bremer, Chris; Albus, Debra; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2011
This is the twelfth annual report by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) analyzing public reporting of disaggregated assessment data for elementary and secondary students with disabilities in the United States. Reporting disaggregated performance data at the state and district level to the public is required of states by the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Alternative Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Disabilities
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Fujiura, Glenn T.; Rutkowski-Kmitta, Violet; Owen, Randall – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2010
Background: Statistics are critical in holding governments accountable for the well-being of citizens with disability. International initiatives are underway to improve the quality of disability statistics, but meaningful ID data is exceptionally rare. Method: The status of ID data was evaluated in a review of 12 national statistical systems.…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Well Being
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Musson, Jane E.; Thomas, Megan K.; Towles-Reeves, Elizabeth; Kearns, Jacqueline F. – Journal of Special Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine all states' participation guidelines for alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) and to analyze these guidelines for common and contrasting themes. State alternate assessment participation guidelines were found for all 50 states. Participation guidelines were coded, and 12…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Guidelines, Qualitative Research
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Darling, Rosalyn B.; Heckert, D. Alex – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2010
This article presents the results of a study of differences in orientation toward disability over the lifecourse. The study was based on an instrument developed by the authors, the Questionnaire on Disability Identity and Opportunity (QDIO). This instrument measures two dimensions of disability: participation and orientation. Orientation, in turn,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Questionnaires, Identification (Psychology)
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2010
The "ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. (Individual papers contain references.) [For the 2009 proceedings, see ED504973.]
Descriptors: Social Studies, Proverbs, Social Justice, Global Approach
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Conway, Sally; Meyer, Donald – Support for Learning, 2008
In the USA and UK, at least one in ten children and young people have special health, developmental and mental health concerns. Most of these people have typically developing brothers and sisters. As the people who, over the course of their lifetimes together, will be most involved with their siblings with special needs, it is important that…
Descriptors: Siblings, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Mental Health
Thornton, Craig; Livermore, Gina; Fraker, Thomas; Stapleton, David; O'Day, Bonnie; Wittenburg, David; Weathers, Robert; Goodman, Nanette; Silva, Tim; Martin, Emily Sama; Gregory, Jesse; Wright, Debra; Mamun, Arif – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2007
Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency program (TTW) was designed to enhance the market for services that help disability beneficiaries become economically self-sufficient by providing beneficiaries with a wide range of choices for obtaining services and to give employment-support service providers new financial incentives to serve beneficiaries…
Descriptors: Employment Services, Incentives, Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. – 2003
The General Accounting Office (GAO) studied selected nations' policies to increase the number of older workers participating in the labor force. The main data collection activities were as follows: (1) an analysis of population and labor force data from eight high-income Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development member nations; (2) an…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Case Studies, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis