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Keesler, John M. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Direct support professionals (DSPs) provide integral support to many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Yet, individuals' access to qualified DSPs is often compromised as organizations struggle to hire and retain DSPs. Despite a vast body of research exploring factors associated with turnover, adverse childhood…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Early Experience, Allied Health Personnel
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Burke, Meghan; Arnold, Catherine; Owen, Aleksa – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Although individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer lives, fewer than half of parents of individuals with IDD conduct future planning. The correlates and barriers to future planning must be identified to develop targeted interventions to facilitate future planning. In this study, 388 parents of individuals…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Planning, Parent Participation
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Schalock, Robert L.; Luckasson, Ruth; Tassé, Marc J.; Verdugo, Miguel Angel – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
This article describes a holistic theoretical framework that can be used to explain intellectual disability (ID) and organize relevant information into a usable roadmap to guide understanding and application. Developing the framework involved analyzing the four current perspectives on ID and synthesizing this information into a holistic…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Intellectual Disability, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Theories
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Fujiura, Glenn T.; Li, Henan; Magaña, Sandy – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Health services and associated costs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) were nationally profiled and the predictors of high expense users statistically modeled. Using linked data from the National Health Interview Survey and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey for the years 2002 through 2011, the study found a mixed…
Descriptors: Health Services, Costs, Intellectual Disability, Patients
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Yamaki, Kiyoshi; Wing, Coady; Mitchell, Dale; Owen, Randall; Heller, Tamar – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
States have increasingly transitioned Medicaid enrollees with disabilities from fee-for-service (FFS) to Medicaid Managed Care (MMC), intending to reduce state Medicaid spending and to provide better access to health services. Yet, previous studies on the impact of MMC are limited and findings are inconsistent. We analyzed the impact of MMC on…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Public Policy, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Dressler, Paul B.; Nguyen, Teresa K.; Moody, Eric J.; Friedman, Sandra L.; Pickler, Laura – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often experience difficulties with successful transition from pediatric to adult healthcare. A consultative Transition Clinic for youth with IDD was piloted as a quality improvement project, and assessed the engagement of primary care providers (PCPs) for transition planning after…
Descriptors: Primary Health Care, Patients, Pediatrics, Clinics
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Shaw, Leslie A.; Raley, Sheida K.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Niemiec, Ryan M.; Adkins, Megan – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
This article reports the results of an examination of the endorsement, reliability, and factorial validity of the VIA--Youth and assessment of character strengths and virtues developed for the general population in youth with and without intellectual disability. Findings suggest that, generally, youth with intellectual disability endorsed…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Intellectual Disability, Youth, Measures (Individuals)
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Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Kleinert, Harold; Butler, Laura; Whaley, Barry – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Higher education is increasingly becoming an option for young adults with intellectual disability (ID). Although initial evaluations of postsecondary education for this population have been promising, a broader "quality of life" framework needs to be adopted in order to truly understand the impact of these programs. Moreover, researchers…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Longitudinal Studies, Research Needs, Higher Education
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Parish, Susan L.; Son, Esther; Powell, Robyn M.; Igdalsky, Leah – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
There is a dearth of existing research on the treatment of reproductive cancers among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This study analyzed the 2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample and compared the prevalence of reproductive cancer treatment hospitalization discharges among women with…
Descriptors: Cancer, Females, Incidence, Medical Services
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Leser, Kendall A.; Pirie, Phyllis L.; Ferketich, Amy K.; Havercamp, Susan M.; Wewers, Mary Ellen – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Direct support professionals (DSPs) play a large social role in the lives of people with developmental disabilities (DD) and have the potential to influence their health behaviors. Six qualitative focus groups (n = 48) were conducted with DD community agency administrators, DSPs, family members and adults with DD to better understand the perceived…
Descriptors: Role, Developmental Disabilities, Health Behavior, Focus Groups
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Friedman, Carli – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Participant direction allows people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and/or their families to direct services; in doing so, participant direction shifts participants from passive recipients to active consumers. Medicaid encourages, but does not require, states to allow participant direction. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Health Insurance, Expenditures
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Cox, David J.; Villegas, Andrea; Barlow, Molly A. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
A recently published article sought to determine the extent to which behaviorism and humanism can be reconciled (Shyman, 2016). However, the "current" conceptions of behaviorism and applied behavior analysis (ABA) used for the analysis were based on mischaracterizations, rendering moot many of the points made. Nevertheless, Shyman (2016)…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Humanism, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Autism
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St. John, Brittany; Mihaila, Iulia; Dorrance, Katelyn; DaWalt, Leann Smith; Ausderau, Karla K. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Participatory action research methodologies may empower and protect marginalized individuals; however, they remain underutilized. Limited studies have investigated the impact of participatory action research, specifically on individuals with intellectual disability (ID). This study examines (1) the perspectives of co-researchers with ID on their…
Descriptors: Interviews, Intellectual Disability, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Friedman, Carli – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the "backbone" of long term services and supports (LTSS) in the United States (Bogenschutz, Hewitt, Nord, & Hepperlen, 2014, p. 317). This study examined the relationship between DSPs and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities' (IDD) quality of life. To do so, we utilized…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Quality of Life, Paraprofessional Personnel
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Stancliffe, Roger J.; Kramme, Julie E. D.; Nye-Lengerman, Kelly – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
To begin to understand retirement, we examined age-related differences in (a) employment rates, employment hours, and rates of individual-plan employment goals; and (b) participation rates in unpaid formal day programs. We report weighted analyses of 2014-15 National Core Indicators data from 32 states. Unlike younger age groups, a similar…
Descriptors: Retirement, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Older Workers
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