Community Integration

The Healthy Lifestyle Change Program: a pilot of a community-based health promotion intervention for adults with developmental disabilities

Bazzano AT, Zeldin AS, Diab IR, Garro NM, Allevato NA, Lehrer D; WRC Project Oversight Team. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Dec;37(6 Suppl 1):S201-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.08.005. SOURCE:  Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. abazzano@ucla.edu BACKGROUND:  Although adults with developmental disabilities are at high risk for […]

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Conceptualizing community: a comparison of neighborhood characteristics of supportive housing for persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities

Irene Wong YL, Stanhope V.  School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214, USA. ylwong@sp2.upenn.edu.  Soc Sci Med. 2009 Apr;68(8):1376-87. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.046. Epub 2009 Feb 27. Housing and services for persons with developmental disabilities (DD) have been shaped by the normalization approach, a commitment to full integration within the general community. […]

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Pet ownership as a meaningful community occupation for people with serious mental illness

Zimolag U, Krupa T.  Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  Am J Occup Ther. 2009 Mar-Apr;63(2):126-37. OBJECTIVE: We determined the proportion of pet owners and non-pet owners with serious mental illness, compared their characteristics and their motivations for owning or not owning a pet, and examined the relationship […]

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Volunteerism among homeless persons with developmental disabilities

Morton LG 2nd, Cunningham-Williams RM, Gardiner G.  School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197, USA. LMortoni@emich.edu.  J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil. 2010;9(1):12-26. doi: 10.1080/15367100903526070. People with developmental disabilities have been historically excluded from mainstream society. Using the strength-based perspective, volunteerism was explored among homeless persons with self-reported developmental disabilities. It was hypothesized […]

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The power of theater to promote individual recovery and social change

Faigin DA, Stein CH.  Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA. dfaigin@gmail.com.  Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Mar;61(3):306-8. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.61.3.306. Although theatrical activities are used in a variety of therapeutic settings, little attention has been paid to the ways that theater can enhance the recovery process and community integration for people living […]

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Pediatric rehabilitation: 4. Prescribing assistive technology to promote community integration

Trovato M, Kim H, Moberg-Wolff E, Murphy N, Kim CT.  Department of PM&R, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, 707 North Broadway, Room 105, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. trovato@kennedykrieger.org.  PM R. 2010 Mar;2(3):S26-30. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2010.01.003. OBJECTIVE: This self-directed learning module highlights the equipment and assistive technology needs of children and youth with disabilities. This article […]

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Community integration following severe childhood traumatic brain injury

Chevignard MP, Brooks N, Truelle JL.  Rehabilitation Department for Children with Acquired Brain Injury, Hôpital National de Saint Maurice, Saint Maurice, France. m.chevignard@hopital-saint-maurice.fr.  Curr Opin Neurol. 2010 Dec;23(6):695-700. doi: 10.1097/WCO.0b013e328340296f. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Severe childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and acquired disability in children, causing impairments in children’s sensory-motor, […]

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Participation by adults with lifelong disability: more than a trip to the bowling alley

Balandin S.  Molde University College, Molde, Norway. mail: susan.balandin@himolde.no.  Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2011 Jun;13(3):207-17. doi: 10.3109/17549507.2011.549569. Community participation by people with lifelong disability is not a new concept. Yet, within the field of disability there is ongoing debate about the barriers to participation and how these can be solved. At a practical level, […]

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Objective community integration of mental health consumers living in supported housing and of others in the community

Yanos PT, Stefancic A, Tsemberis S.  Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice–City University of New York, 524 W. 59th St, New York, NY 10019, USA. pyanos@jjay.cuny.edu.  Psychiatr Serv. 2012;63(5):438-44. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100397. OBJECTIVE: Housing programs for people with severe mental illnesses aim to maximize community integration. However, little is known about how the […]

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Public attitudes towards intellectual disability: a multidimensional perspective

Morin D, Rivard M, Crocker AG, Boursier CP, Caron J.  Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. morin.diane@uqam.ca.  J Intellect Disabil Res. 2013 Mar;57(3):279-92. doi: 10.1111/jir.12008. Epub 2012 Dec 28. BACKGROUND: Public attitudes towards persons with intellectual disabilities (IDs) have a significant effect on potential community integration. A better understanding of […]

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