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Bacon, Ansley; Walker, Hill M.; Schwartz, Allen A.; O'Hara, David M.; Calkins, Carl; Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Exceptionality, 2011
The public's increasing demands for greater accountability and a better return on investment from research supported by federal funding requires that organizations studying and solving problems in areas like health, education, disability, and child mental health document the impact of their work. Human service and educational professionals agree…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Developmental Disabilities, Best Practices, Innovation
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Walker, Hill M.; Calkins, Carl; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Walker, Laura; Bacon, Ansley; Palmer, Susan B.; Jesien, George S.; Nygren, Margaret A.; Heller, Tamar; Gotto, George S.; Abery, Brian H.; Johnson, David R. – Exceptionality, 2011
This article describes a social-ecological approach for promoting and enhancing self-determination among individuals with developmental disabilities. A five-level model is presented, based on the interaction of person and environmental factors, that identifies a series of social mediator variables (i.e., social effectiveness, social capital,…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Quality of Life, Developmental Disabilities, Holistic Approach
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Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Abery, Brian H.; Zhang, Dalun; Ward, Karen; Willis, Derrick; Hossain, Waheeda Amin; Balcazar, Fabricio; Ball, Allison; Bacon, Ansley; Calkins, Carl; Heller, Tamar; Goode, Tawara; Dias, Robette; Jesien, George S.; McVeigh, Tom; Nygren, Margaret A.; Palmer, Susan B.; Walker, Hill M. – Exceptionality, 2011
The purpose of this second article in the special topic issue from the National Training Initiative on Self-Determination is to provide detail with regard to how we understand the self-determination construct and to discuss moderator variables and how such variables impact the design and implementation of interventions to promote…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Determination, Self Management, Cultural Awareness
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Heller, Tamar; Schindler, Abigail; Palmer, Susan B.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Parent, Wendy; Jenson, Ronda; Abery, Brian H.; Geringer, Wendy; Bacon, Ansley; O'Hara, David M. – Exceptionality, 2011
This article synthesizes the literature on self-determination across the lifespan with a focus on identifying gaps that exist between theory, research, and evidence-based practices. Using a life-stages approach, it first examines issues across life phases, and then examines cross-cutting topics (employment, abuse and neglect, and health) that are…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Stages, Self Determination, Adolescents