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Caldwell, Jillian A.; Jones, Jennifer L.; Gallus, Kami L.; Henry, Carolyn S. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Using the family resilience model, we examined the association between empowerment, family member age, length of institutionalization, and resilience among family members of relatives with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) following deinstitutionalization. Participants included 56 family members whose relatives with IDD recently…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Resilience (Psychology), Family (Sociological Unit), Adults
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Myklebust, Jon Olav – British Journal of Special Education, 2018
This is a study of transition to parenthood, one of the least-studied topics in disability research. More than 250 students with special educational needs are followed from their first year of upper secondary school into their mid-30s. Their transition into parenthood is analysed by logistic regression at two ages, at 23 years and at 36 years.…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Parents, Parenthood Education, Disabilities
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Lawler, James; Joseph, Anthony; Greene, Melanie – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
The demand for graduates in STEM continues to expand in industry. To address the demand, not enough focus is on programs for students with disabilities having knowledge in STEM. This paper describes a post-secondary program at a school of computer science and information systems that is contributing marketability in STEM for moderately impaired…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Postsecondary Education
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Whitburn, Ben – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
The contextual precept of this paper is to re-theorise inclusive education beyond technical rational solutions to the "problem" of disability. Drawing on Foucauldian and critical disability theories, I make the case for the analysis of inclusive schooling through the lens of students' "included" subjectivities--notwithstanding…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Educational Theories
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Prince, Angela – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
Federal legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, mandates that individuals with disabilities be integrated in all aspects of life from education to employment to independent living. A recent development involves a settlement reached between the United States and the…
Descriptors: Sheltered Workshops, Court Litigation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
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McKenzie, Katherine; Ouellette-Kuntz, Hélène; Blinkhorn, Ashleigh; Démoré, Ashley – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: The transition period out of the educational system can be a source of stress for parents of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as families lose the support and respite offered by schools. Materials and Methods: Using a before and after design nested within a 24-month follow-up study of parents seeking adult…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Intellectual Disability
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Ratti, Victoria; Vickerstaff, Victoria; Crabtree, Jason; Hassiotis, Angela – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: The Resident Choice Assessment Scale (RCAS) is used to assess choice availability for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). The aim of the study was to explore the factor structure, construct validity, and internal consistency of the measure in community settings to further validate this tool. Method: 108 paid carers of adults…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Adults, Intellectual Disability, Factor Analysis
Johnson-Jones, Kerri Janae – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research study was aimed at describing the experiences of visually impaired students and their teachers about their experiences within the general education setting. The purpose of this study was to collect and report interview data, corroborated with observational data in order to provide rich, descriptive data based on the participants'…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Student Experience, Inclusion, Interviews
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Bialka, Christa S. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
In a 2007 issue of "Multicultural Perspectives," Johnson and Nieto highlighted the need for more deliberate, robust, and balanced conversations regarding disability, especially within the context of multicultural education. Although researchers echo the importance of disability-based discussions and related curriculum, disability…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Multicultural Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Course Content
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Boelé, Amy L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this article, Amy Boelé presents a conceptualization of community that challenges the goal of independence as an ultimate ideal. Building on in situ tensions within independence ideologies, she illustrates the contradictions that exist when the approach to achieving community access for individuals with developmental disabilities requires full…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Adults, Disabilities, Semi Structured Interviews
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Phillips, Lisa; Goodwin, Jane; Johnson, Martin P.; Campbell, Linda E. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2017
Background: This phenomenological study explores the perceptions, hopes, and dreams of relationships and parenting of women with a genetic intellectual disability. Method: Five women with both 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) and intellectual disability took part in semistructured interviews. Their subjective interpretations were analysed using…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Females, Genetic Disorders, Phenomenology
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Sanagi, Tomomi – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
The purpose of this paper was to clarify the features of teachers' image on normalisation and inclusive education. The participants of the study were both mainstream teachers and special teachers. One hundred and thirty-eight questionnaires were analysed. (1) Teachers completed the questionnaire of SD (semantic differential) images on…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Questionnaires
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Bishop-Fitzpatrick, Lauren; Hong, Jinkuk; Smith, Leann E.; Makuch, Renee A.; Greenberg, Jan S.; Mailick, Marsha R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
This study aims to extend the definition of quality of life (QoL) for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD, n = 180, ages 23-60) by: (1) characterizing the heterogeneity of normative outcomes (employment, independent living, social engagement) and objective QoL (physical health, neighborhood quality, family contact, mental health issues); and…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Normalization (Disabilities), Adults
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Mersad, Karima; Dehaene-Lambertz, Ghislaine – Developmental Science, 2016
The auditory neural representations of infants can easily be studied with electroencephalography using mismatch experimental designs. We recorded high-density event-related potentials while 3-month-old infants were listening to trials consisting of CV syllables produced with different vowels (/bX/ or /gX/). The consonant remained the same for the…
Descriptors: Infants, Evidence, Phonetics, Normalization (Disabilities)
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Fraker, Thomas M.; Luecking, Richard G.; Mamun, Arif A.; Martinez, John M.; Reed, Deborah S.; Wittenburg, David C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article examines the impacts of the Youth Transition Demonstration, an initiative of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to improve employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. Based on a random assignment design, the analysis uses data from a 1-year follow-up survey and SSA administrative records for 5,203 youth in six research…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Transitional Programs, Youth Programs, Normalization (Disabilities)
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