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Miller, Amanda L.; Frye, David; Green, Thelma; Mitchell, Cheri; Garcia, George; Huereña, Juliana; Moore, Teresa; Turnage, Vicki – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Adults with disabilities have long been at the forefront of disability advocacy in the United States. Grounded in the tenets of radical disability studies and principles of disability justice, this study explored the lived experiences of 12 adults with disabilities, including intellectual disability and developmental disabilities, with a…
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Self Advocacy, Intellectual Disability
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Tenorio, Marcela; Aparicio, Andrés; Arango, Paulina Sofía; Fernández, Ana Karen; Fergusson, Alfonso; Turull, Jaime; Pizarro, Ricardo – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Background: People with intellectual disability in Chile face individual and collective barriers to social participation. Lack of knowledge about their rights and tools for effective self-advocacy seem to be key elements that need to be improved to facilitate participation. Method: We present PaísDI, a 16 h long manualised program created by…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Program Effectiveness, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Walmsley, Jan; Davies, Ian; Garratt, Danielle – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
The history of self-advocacy in England has not been recorded, other than the stories of individuals and of some individual groups. We, therefore, decided to interview some leaders of the self-advocacy movement and some people who were allies and supporters. Three researchers, two self-advocates and one academic, interviewed 11 self-advocate…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Videoconferencing, Administrator Attitudes, COVID-19
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Slomp, David; Broad, Bob – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
Discussions about literacy assessment can often be polarizing for teachers, school administrators, and other stakeholders. Given the diverse and often charged perspectives on assessment within both the profession and the broader public discourse, it can be difficult to engage in productive dialogue about the role that literacy assessment plays in…
Descriptors: Ethics, Accountability, Literacy Education, Student Evaluation
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Misluk-Gervase, Eileen – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2020
Art therapy group can facilitate professional and self advocacy efforts to increase awareness of eating disorders. Imagine Me Beyond What You See art competition was the catalyst for the development of an art therapy group to raise awareness for eating disorders and body image by reimagining a mannequin. Participant testimonials demonstrate how…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Eating Disorders, Self Concept, Human Body
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Francis, Grace L.; Duke, Jodi M.; Fujita, Megan – Psychology in the Schools, 2022
The rate of college students with disabilities and co-occurring mental health disorders (D/MH) is steadily increasing across the U.S. However, despite available services and supports, the outcomes of these students lag behind their peers without D/MH. Further, little is known about the needs of students with D/MH, including barriers they…
Descriptors: College Students, Students with Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Comorbidity
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Callus, Anne-Marie; Bonello, Isabel; Micallef, Brian – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: This article presents an overview and discussion of the main developments in the lives of persons with intellectual disability in Malta over the last 70 years in residential services, education, employment, friendships and relationships, culture, sport and leisure activities, having a say in one's own life and how people look at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advocacy, Self Advocacy, Intellectual Disability
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Lee, Gloria K.; Curtiss, Sarah L.; Kuo, Hung Jen; Chun, Jina; Lee, Heekyung; Nimako, Danielle D. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2022
This study investigated the role of acceptance during the transition process among autistic young adults, parents, and practitioners. Six focus groups were run and thematic analysis was used to identify four themes: Youth on the autism spectrum discussed transition as a time where "Self-Advocacy and Self-Acceptance" were salient. Both…
Descriptors: Autism, Young Adults, Self Advocacy, Self Concept
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Smith, Cameron; Holden, Michael; Yu, Eustacia; Hanlon, Patrick – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
Third space professional staff have been emerging as leaders and key contributors to higher education institutions around the world. These staff are employed to support initiatives in such areas as teaching and learning, research management, student services, community engagement, and strategic initiatives, some of which were previously the sole…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Professional Personnel, School Personnel
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Wright, Steven J. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2019
Self-advocacy is not something that happens naturally. Like many deaf or hard of hearing individuals, the author learned the art of advocacy through a trial-by-fire process in which his parents and himself struggled with the teachers and administrators of his public school. Together, they fought for and achieved programming that allowed the author…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Self Advocacy, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Tilley, Elizabeth; Strnadová, Iva; Danker, Joanne; Walmsley, Jan; Loblinzk, Julie – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: A high sense of subjective well-being has been associated with more prosocial behaviours, better health, work productivity and positive relationships. The aim of this systematic review was to explore what impact self-advocacy has on the subjective well-being of people with intellectual disabilities. Method: The authors reviewed…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Well Being, Intellectual Disability, Literature Reviews
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Hensley, Kiersten K.; Huddle, Sally M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2021
In a recent study, Bettini, Gilmour, et al. (2020) used the theory of conservation of resources to explain how educators balance access to resources and the demands of their job. In teaching, these resources manifest in the form of administrative support; colleague support; access to materials, such as curricular resources; and increased teaching…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Instructional Materials, Teacher Persistence
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Groves, Tracie – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2021
Women make up almost half of the workforce, but only a small percentage are ever promoted above middle management (Zarya). Although more women are working now than ever before, the numbers of high-level management positions still are primarily occupied by men, and the reason for this imbalance is still unclear. Why are women not able to break that…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Mentors, Labor Force, Employed Women
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Trad, Alyssa M.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Wilson, Wesley J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2021
While sharing some characteristics with their general physical education colleagues, adapted physical educators also face unique challenges related to their role. For example, both general and adapted physical education teachers encounter stress stemming from the marginalized nature of their discipline but may navigate such experiences…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Self Advocacy, Adapted Physical Education, Students with Disabilities
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Childs, Ruth – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2020
Children with visual impairments are often behind their same-age peers in motor skills and physical activity (Haibach et al., 2014; Lieberman et al., 2010). Their physical education teachers and coaches do not always know how to include them in general physical education programs (Conroy, 2012; Haegele & Sutherland, 2015; Haegele & Zhu,…
Descriptors: Athletics, Self Advocacy, Visual Impairments, Adapted Physical Education
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