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Friedman, Carli – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs provide the majority of long-term services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Relatively new (2014) HCBS rules (CMS 2249-F/2296-F) governing these programs require "meaningful community" integration of people with disabilities…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Community Services
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Roberts, Carly A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; Olson, Amy J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
School administrators play an important role in shaping teaching and learning. However, very little is known regarding how school administrators perceive instruction for students with severe disabilities and how those perceptions shape expectations and visions for instruction. Semistructured interviews were used to interview 12 administrators…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Severe Disabilities, Inclusion
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Gilson, Carly B.; Carter, Erik W.; Bumble, Jennifer L.; McMillan, Elise D. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Families are essential partners in efforts to elevate the employment outcomes of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We examined the employment-related expectations, preferences, and concerns of 673 parents and other family members of adults with IDD. Participants prioritized paid integrated employment over sheltered…
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Adults, Employment, Intellectual Disability
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Hudson, Melissa E.; Rivera, Christopher J.; Grady, Maureen M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
In 2008, Browder and colleagues published a meta-analysis on mathematics instruction for learners with significant cognitive disabilities and found that most skills taught to these students were only from two of the five strands recommended by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (i.e., Number and Operations, and Measurement). A review…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Intellectual Disability, Literature Reviews, Teaching Methods
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Agran, Martin; Spooner, Fred; Brown, Fredda; Morningstar, Mary; Singer, George H. S.; Wehman, Paul – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
At the 2016 TASH Conference in St. Louis, a research colloquium was held that focused on the state of selected life-span services for people with severe disabilities. Topics addressed by leading experts in the field included inclusion, teaching academic skills, family support, challenging behavior, supported employment, and voting. This article…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Meetings
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Gee, Kathy; Gonsier-Gerdin, Jean – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the experiences and perceptions of 10 first-year teachers who had been trained to provide evidence-based practices, including integrated services and supports, and subsequently took jobs in self-contained, special education elementary and middle-school classrooms designated for students with…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, Beginning Teachers, Evidence Based Practice
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Friedman, Carli; McNamara, Ellyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Speech language and hearing (SLH) services can improve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities' (IDD) health, autonomy, and community participation. The aim of this study was to explore how SLH services are offered to people with IDD across the nation, particularly in fiscal year 2015 Medicaid Home and Community Based Services…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Health
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Carter, Erik W.; Bendetson, Sonni; Guiden, Carrie Hobbs – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Although calls to expand integrated employment opportunities have permeated recent legislative and policy initiatives in the United States, substantial numbers of adults with severe disabilities still work in segregated settings. We examined findings from events held in eight communities to solicit the views of parents and other family members (n…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Adults, Parent Attitudes, Sheltered Workshops
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Burke, Kathryn M.; Anderson, Mark H.; Antosh, Anthony A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; LaPlante, Terri; Shaw, Leslie A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
This study examined the differential impact of implementing the "Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction" (SDLMI) alone with implementing the SDLMI combined with "Whose Future Is It?" with transition aged students with intellectual disability in a cluster randomized trial in the state of Rhode Island. The state of Rhode…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Intervention, Self Determination
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Brooke, Valerie; Brooke, Alissa Molinelli; Schall, Carol; Wehman, Paul; McDonough, Jennifer; Thompson, Katherine; Smith, Jan – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Policymakers, researchers, and state vocational rehabilitation administrators share an interest in the long-term outcomes of individuals participating in the public state vocational rehabilitation program. Yet, there is limited research in the area of job retention or the service delivery practices used to support individuals with disabilities to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Records (Forms), Vocational Rehabilitation
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Nord, Derek; Hamre, Kristin; Pettingell, Sandra; Magiera, Louise – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) continue to experience high rates of unemployment. Previous research suggests that including an employment goal in an individual's service plan can be a mechanism toward attaining employment, especially in a community setting. This study contributes to the understanding of the role of…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Regression (Statistics), Employment
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Hall, Allison Cohen; Butterworth, John; Winsor, Jean; Kramer, John; Nye-Lengerman, Kelly; Timmons, Jaimie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Since the introduction of supported employment in the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1984 and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986, there has been continued development and refinement of best practices in employment services and supports. Progress includes creative outcomes for individuals with significant support needs including…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Holistic Approach, Best Practices, Employment
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Wehman, Paul; Taylor, Joshua; Brooke, Valerie; Avellone, Lauren; Whittenburg, Holly; Ham, Whitney; Brooke, Alissa Molinelli; Carr, Staci – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Progress toward competitive integrated employment (CIE) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) over the last 40 years has been mixed. Despite evidence showing that supported employment interventions can enable adults with IDD to effectively get and keep jobs, national rates of integrated employment remain below a third…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Employment Opportunities, Adults
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Cimera, Robert Evert – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
This study examined the percentage of 21,257 supported employees served by 74 state-federal vocational rehabilitation agencies in 2013 who would have earned more wages in sheltered workshops than in the community. It found that the overwhelming majority of supported employees earned more in their communities at all wage comparison points; however,…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Supported Employment, Sheltered Workshops, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Roberts, Carly A.; Olson, Amy J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Teaching students with severe disabilities is a complex endeavor, and the skills and qualities of expert teachers for students with severe disabilities are not well understood. A lack of understanding about the unique roles and expertise of teachers of students with severe disabilities can influence the quality of education students with severe…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Severe Disabilities, Expertise, Teaching Methods
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