Development of an audio-computer assisted self-interview to investigate violence and health in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities

Mary Oschwald, Ph.D., Sandy Leotti, M.S.W., Dora Raymaker, M.S., Marsha Katz, M.S.Ed., Rebecca Goe, M.A., Mark Harviston, B.S., Annie Wallington, Lisa Howard, Leanne Beers, M.S., Christina Nicolaidis, M.D., Susan Robinson-Whelen, Ph.D., Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D., Emily Lund, M.A., Laurie E. Powers, Ph.D., the Partnering with People with Disabilities to Address Violence Consortium jThe Partnering with… Read More »»

People with mobility impairments: Physical activity and quality of participation

Angela Crawford, M.S.O.T./S., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Ph.D., Kerri Morgan, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., David B. Gray, Ph.D. Program in Occupational Therapy and Department of Neurology, Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 7–13 DOI: Abstract Background We sought to describe the characteristics of physical… Read More »»

Nursing home emancipation: A preliminary study of efforts by centers for independent living in urban and rural areas

Tom Seekins, Ph.D., Craig Ravesloot, Ph.D., Marsha Katz, M.S., Bob Liston, M.S., Mike Oxford, B.A., Billy Altom, B.A., Glen White, Ph.D., Richard Petty, M.B.A., Bob Kafka, M.Ed. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 245–253, October 2011   Abstract Background The U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision affirmed the right of individual with disabilities to… Read More »»

Unmet needs for home and community-based services among persons with disabilities in Massachusetts

Monika Mitra, Ph.D., Karen Bogen, Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Dennis Heaphy, M.Ed., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 219–228, October 2011   Abstract  Background Home and community-based services (HCBS) are vital to the health and well-being of persons with disabilities. However, no previous population-based studies have examined the prevalence of… Read More »»

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. BACKGROUND:  Although adults with developmental disabilities are at high risk for… Read More »»

Barriers and facilitators to treatment participation by adolescents in a community mental health clinic

Oruche UM, Downs S, Holloway E, Draucker C, Aalsma M. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2013 May 17. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12076. [Epub ahead of print] Department of Environments for Health, Indiana University School of Nursing. A large number of children drop out or stop attending their mental health counseling appointments before they actually complete all the… Read More »»

Lay health mentors in community-based older adult disability prevention programs: provider perspectives

Dossa A, Capitman JA.  Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.  Res Gerontol Nurs. 2011 Apr;4(2):106-16. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20100729-01. Epub 2010 Aug 31. In this study, we explored provider perspectives on the benefits of and implementation challenges in using lay health mentor peers in a… Read More »»

Engagement in retirement: an evaluation of the effect of Active Mentoring on engagement of older adults with intellectual disability in mainstream community groups

Chng JP, Stancliffe RJ, Wilson NJ, Anderson K.  Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  J Intellect Disabil Res. 2012 Oct 10. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01625.x. [Epub ahead of print]   BACKGROUND: As adults with intellectual disability age, retirement options need to be explored. One option is to attend a mainstream community… Read More »»

An effective community-based mentoring program for return to work and school after brain and spinal cord injury

Kolakowsky-Hayner SA, Wright J, Shem K, Medel R, Duong T.  Rehabilitation Research Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA 95128, USA.  NeuroRehabilitation. 2012;31(1):63-73. doi: 10.3233/NRE-2012-0775. Information is presented on a community-based mentoring program, developed to work with existing community agencies and provide structure to the frequently confusing network of services for young… Read More »»

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.  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.… Read More »»