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Magaña, Sandra; Parish, Susan; Morales, Miguel A.; Li, Henan; Fujiura, Glenn – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Racial and ethnic health disparities are a pervasive public health problem. Emerging research finds similar health disparities among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) compared to nondisabled adults. However, few studies have examined racial and ethnic health disparities among adults with IDD. Using national data, we…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Parish, Susan; Thomas, Kathleen; Rose, Roderick; Kilany, Mona; McConville, Robert – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
We examined the association between states' legislative mandates that private insurance cover autism services and the health care-related financial burden reported by families of children with autism. Child and family data were drawn from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (N = 2,082 children with autism). State policy…
Descriptors: Health Care Costs, Health Needs, Autism, Expenditures
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Scheyett, Anna; Vaughn, Jennie; Taylor, Melissa; Parish, Susan – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2009
Early identification of intellectual and developmental disabilities in persons in the criminal justice system is essential to protect their rights during arrest and trial, ensure safety when incarcerated, and maximize the opportunities to receive services while incarcerated and postrelease. Using telephone interviews of jail administrators (N =…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Disability Identification, Justice
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Barger, Erin; Wacker, Julia; Macy, Rebecca; Parish, Susan – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2009
Although research has indicated that women with intellectual disabilities are significantly burdened with sexual violence, there is a dearth of sexual assault prevention research for them. To help address this serious knowledge gap, the authors summarize the findings of general sexual assault prevention research and discuss its implications for…
Descriptors: Violence, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Females