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Papay, Clare; Grigal, Meg; Hart, Debra; Kwan, Ngai; Smith, Frank A. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Higher education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) offer opportunities to engage in college experiences including access to typical college courses. The purpose of the present study was to examine data from federally funded programs in order to describe and identify predictors of inclusive course…
Descriptors: Enrollment, College Freshmen, Intellectual Disability, Inclusion
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Scott, LaRon A.; Thoma, Colleen A.; Puglia, Lauren; Temple, Peter; D'Aguilar, Allison – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Young adults with intellectual disability (ID) continue to experience the least successful postschool outcomes among transition-aged youth (Sanford et al., 2011). Experts disagree on the most effective approach to improve outcomes such as employment, postsecondary education, and community living. In 2015, the National Goals Conference brought…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Access to Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Gilson, Cathy B.; Bethun, Lauren K.; Carter, Erik W.; McMillan, Elise D. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
The importance of supporting families with members who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is well established in both policy and research. Yet little is known about how familiar parents are with existing resources (e.g., programs, supports, trainings), what information they would consider most helpful, and how they would prefer…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Socioeconomic Status, Familiarity, Intellectual Disability
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Rossetti, Zachary; Lehr, Donna; Pelerin, Dana; Huang, Shuoxi; Lederer, Leslie – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Despite initiatives supporting young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to engage in post-secondary education and integrated employment, those with more intensive support needs are not as easily involved in these post-school experiences. In an effort to learn from positive examples, we examined parent involvement in…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Parent Participation
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Havercamp, Susan M.; Ratliff-Schaub, Karen; Macho, Patricia Navas; Johnson, Cherelle N.; Bush, Kelsey L.; Souders, Heather T. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities have poorer health and face unique barriers to health care compared to people without disabilities. These health disparities can be partially attributed to physicians' limited knowledge about caring for patients with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Medical Education
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Plotner, Anthony J.; Marshall, Kathleen J. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2015
Financial, legislative, and philosophical support for postsecondary education (PSE) programs for individuals with intellectual disability has resulted in great increases in the number of such programs across the country. Directors of new PSE programs have few research-based guidelines to provide direction for integrating programs within colleges…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Mental Retardation, Barriers
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Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Kleinert, Harold Lawrence; Druckemiller, Wendy; Ray, Megan Kovacevich – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2015
Postsecondary education (PSE) is increasingly becoming an option for students with intellectual disability (ID; Grigal & Hart, 2012). Postsecondary education offers the promise of pursuing a valued social role (that of college student), enhanced social networks, and, most significantly, increased employment options. To date, research and…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Social Development
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Ailey, Sarah H.; Johnson, Tricia; Fogg, Louis; Friese, Tanya R. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) represent a small but important group of hospitalized patients who often have complex health care needs. Individuals with ID experience high rates of hospitalization for ambulatory-sensitive conditions and high rates of hospitalizations in general, even when in formal community care systems; however,…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Mental Retardation, Colleges, Institutional Cooperation
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Karl, Renee; McGuigan, Denise; Withiam-Leitch, Matthew L.; Akl, Elie A.; Symons, Andrew B. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
There is evidence that early and frequent encounters with people with disabilities can improve medical students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes about disability. As part of a 4-year integrated curriculum in caring for patients with disabilities, third-year medical students ("n" ?=? 144) in a Family Medicine clerkship participated…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Medical Students, Medical Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Plotner, Anthony J. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
To compare the status of transition planning for students with intellectual disability, autism, or other disabilities, we used data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a federally funded, national study of the secondary and postschool experiences of students with disabilities. Results show that although transition planning had been…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Autism, Transitional Programs, Planning