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Institute on Community Integration, 2019
This report discusses the Person and Family-Centered Approaches in Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorders Training Project, a training project that the Research and Training Center (RTC) at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota performed for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This project was born…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Training, Allied Health Personnel
Amado, Angela; Ortenblad, Kelly; O'Donnell, Kathleen – Institute on Community Integration, 2018
Since most individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities live at home, engaging families in social inclusion efforts is important to build more inclusive communities. This project was exploratory, mixed methods research about supporting families in how to expand social inclusion for their adult children who were living at home. There…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Family Involvement, Inclusion
Larson, Sheryl; Eschenbacher, Heidi; Anderson, Lynda; Pettingell, Sandy; Hewitt, Amy; Sowers, Mary; Bourne, Mary Lou; Taylor, Brittany; Agosta, John – Institute on Community Integration, 2017
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) live in many different types of settings including homes of their own, with a family member, with a host or foster family, or in a provider owned or operated setting. Most live with a family member and receive informal supports from family members and friends. Some also receive supports…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Home Programs, Home Health Aides
Freeman, Rachel, Ed.; Walker, Pamela, Ed.; Hewitt, Amy, Ed. – Institute on Community Integration, 2016
Person-centered positive supports are about empowering people with disabilities to live lives that fully reflect their individuality and their humanity. They're about using evidence-based positive practices in the service of the needs, values, and goals of the person receiving the support. And they're about promoting quality of life for people in…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Developmental Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Quality of Life
McEathron, Mary; Beuhring, Trisha; Maynard, Amelia; Mavis, Ann – Institute on Community Integration, 2013
This "Policy Research Brief" presents the current state of the Taxonomy for Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, along with examples of how it can be used. The purpose of the taxonomy is to provide a basis for comparing the features of the growing number of postsecondary…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
Liu, Kristin Kline, Ed.; Watkins, Elizabeth, Ed.; Pompa, Delia, Ed.; McLeod, Peggy, Ed.; Elliott, Judy, Ed. – Institute on Community Integration, 2013
English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities are a growing part of the K-12 school population nationwide. The available knowledge on how to effectively educate K-12 English language learners with disabilities, and measure their progress, is small but growing. However, many educators and families have pressing questions. How can educators…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Nord, Derek – Institute on Community Integration, 2012
This "Policy Research Brief" summarizes publicly-available data sources that provide information about the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides important information about these data sources, including their purposes, key definitions, and where to access the public data. Using these data…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, State Standards, Information Sources
Palmer, Susan, Ed.; Heyne, Linda, Ed.; Montie, Jo, Ed.; Abery, Brian, Ed. – Institute on Community Integration (NJ1), 2011
Social well-being is essential to overall health and quality of life for all children, youth, and adults. However, children and youth with disabilities are often at higher risk for experiencing lower levels of social, and related emotional, well-being than their peers without disabilities. They are among those more likely to be bullied and…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Socialization, Extracurricular Activities, Youth Programs
Gaylord, Vicki, Ed. – Institute on Community Integration (NJ1), 2011
Postsecondary education is a primary goal for the majority of high school students with transition plans, according to the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2. However, according to that same study, only about 3 in 10 young adults with disabilities have taken postsecondary education classes since high school. And among those with the lowest…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Mental Retardation, College Graduates
McEathron, Mary; Beuhring, Trisha – Institute on Community Integration (NJ1), 2011
This Policy Research Brief proposes an organizational framework for understanding the characteristics of Postsecondary Education (PSE) programs for persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and the relationship of those characteristics to outcomes. The adoption of such a taxonomy could increase understanding of the variety of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Classification, Mental Retardation
Gaylord, Vicki, Ed. – Institute on Community Integration (NJ1), 2009
How can families and early childhood professionals provide quality, inclusive early childhood education for young children with and without disabilities? That's the question posed in this "Impact "issue. In its pages, parents reflect on their experiences with early childhood education and inclusion for their children--what was helpful, what was…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Disabilities
Gaylord, Vicki, Ed. – Institute on Community Integration (NJ1), 2008
This issue of "Impact" focuses on employment and women with disabilities. An editorial introduction notes that work is important to women with disabilities for numerous reasons. Among them are feeling successful and important, earning money, being independent, having a reason to get up in the morning, making a meaningful difference in the lives of…
Descriptors: Employment, Mentors, Females, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Christenson, Sandra L.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Sinclair, Mary F.; Lehr, Camilla A.; Kaibel, Colleen M.; Reschly, Amy L.; Mavis, Ann; Pohl, Angie – Institute on Community Integration (NJ3), 2008
Check & Connect was created in a five year period from 1990 to 1995. The original manual, entitled "Keeping Kids in School: Using Check & Connect for Dropout Prevention" and written by David Evelo, Mary Sinclair, Christine Hurley, Sandra Christenson, and Martha Thurlow, was published in 1996 (ED398701). This newly revised Check…
Descriptors: Mentors, Intervention, Dropout Prevention, Guidelines
Gaylord, Vicki, Ed. – Institute on Community Integration (NJ1), 2007
This issue of the quarterly publication focuses on Supporting Success in School and Beyond for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Editorial introduction notes that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are reported as the sixth most commonly classified disability among young people receiving special education services in American schools, and it…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Autism, Young Children, Young Adults
Gaylord, Vicki, Ed. – Institute on Community Integration (NJ1), 2006
The passage from childhood to adulthood is a passage for families as well as individuals. As young people with disabilities move from their teen to adult years, they and their families experience many growing pains in common with all families at that stage of life. In addition, there are often milestones, questions, concerns, needs, and challenges…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Employment Level, Job Skills, Mental Retardation
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