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Agran, Martin; Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Voting represents, arguably, the most important right and responsibility of a citizen in a democracy. Nevertheless, few adults are with an intellectual or developmental disability vote, and few are provided systematic instruction on voting or how to participate in the political process. Regrettably, 44 states have disenfranchisement provisions…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Voting, Mental Retardation, Democracy