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Kennedy, Michael; Lewin, Lori – Center on Human Policy, 2010
This fact sheet provides an explanation of what self determination is, provides the four principles of self determination, describes the values supported by self determination. The authors contend that if self-determination is going to be successful, it requires that those who supply services and fund them make certain changes in both the way they…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Empowerment
Zubal, Rachael; Hall, Mair – Center on Human Policy, 2010
What is the Internet? The Internet is a worldwide network of computers communicating with each other. This paper offers some basic, easy-to-understand meanings of words about the Internet that individuals may have questions about.[The preparation of this fact sheet was supported in part by the National Resource Center on Supported Living and…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Resources, Basic Vocabulary, Definitions
Harris, Perri – Center on Human Policy, 2010
Over the past several decades, what people now refer to as "disability studies" has been a powerful influence on policy and practice in regards to people with disabilities. Disability studies has evolved as a means of addressing how people with disabilities have been treated historically and how they continue to be treated. The field of disability…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Social Science Research, Mental Retardation, Public Policy
Hall, Mair – Center on Human Policy, 2010
Self-advocacy is about independent groups of people with disabilities working together for justice by helping each other take charge of their lives and fight discrimination. The seeds of the self-advocacy movement go back to 1968 when a Swedish parent's organization held a meeting for people with developmental disabilities. Today, the…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Developmental Disabilities, Self Advocacy, Social Justice
Taylor, Steven J. – Center on Human Policy, 2008
Problems faced by the developmental disability service system in recruiting and retaining direct support staff are exacerbated by demands from competing service industries, including long term supports for the increasing aging population in the United States. Many factors account for high turnover and vacancy rates in the community service system,…
Descriptors: Wages, Employment, Private Sector, Developmental Disabilities
Jung, Youngoh; Bellini, James – Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies, 2009
This descriptive population study was prepared to provide descriptive analysis of the population of vocational rehabilitation (VR) consumers with HIV/AIDS in the years 2002-2007, with comparisons made to the population estimates for numbers of persons identified as living with HIV/AIDS and comparison to the larger population of VR service…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), State Programs
Center on Human Policy, 2004
This tool kit was developed at the request of volunteers, advocates, self-advocates, and professionals concerned that the progress made towards the inclusion of people with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities into the mainstream of community life in America was at risk. Information included provides: (1) General information to…
Descriptors: Normalization (Disabilities), Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Position Papers
Taylor, Steven, Ed.; Shoultz, Bonnie, Ed.; Walker, Pamela, Ed. – Center on Human Policy, 2003
This document reflects the diversity of the field of Disability Studies, including contributions representing different disability groups, perspectives, and disciplines. Resource information is presented in nine sections: (1) Books, Chapters, and Articles; (2) Films and Documentaries; (3) Academic Programs in Disability Studies in North America;…
Descriptors: Internet, Documentaries, Disabilities, Information Sources
Cory, Rebecca, Comp.; Taylor, Steve, Comp.; Walker, Pamela, Comp.; White, Julia, Comp. – Center on Human Policy, 2003
People with disabilities are present and visible at universities and postsecondary institutions as never before. This reflects changes in societal attitudes, law, public policy, and government programs, and, perhaps most important, the views disabled people have of themselves. The growing presence of this new "minority" on campus poses…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Disabilities, Public Policy, Compliance (Legal)
Zubal-Ruggieri, Rachael, Ed.; Smith, Valerie, Ed. – Center on Human Policy, 2003
Despite progress, there is a continuing need for resource information about available supports for full inclusion of students with disabilities in educational settings. This information packet, substantially revised from 1993, is intended to provide basic information on timely subjects within inclusive education and to assist interested people in…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Equal Education
Rosenau, Nancy; Walker, Pam – Center on Human Policy, 2002
In early 2000, the Center on Human Policy started to receive reports that children with complex medical needs were being placed in nursing homes because of home care nursing shortages. Sensing that framing the issue as a nursing shortage directed solutions that revolved around nursing agency staff recruitment and retention strategies, the authors…
Descriptors: Nurses, Nursing Homes, Child Welfare, Disabilities
Rosenau, Nancy – Center on Human Policy, 2000
Children grow and develop through a process called attachment. Attachment is a fundamental framework for human development. It requires that a child be emotionally connected to at least one adult caregiver who can provide an enduring, nurturing relationship that provides the safety and structure necessary for a child to feel a secure base.…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Family Needs, Family Environment, Child Development