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ClinicalTrials.gov

In partnership with the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, and Health and Human Services   Format             Searchable online database    ClinicalTrials.gov offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions and topics pertaining to them, including community integration.     Contact URL  […]

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Community Integration: Civil Rights

Commitment to Community Integration Department of Health and Human Services     Format             Community Living Initiative   June 22nd 2010 is the 11th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Olmstead v. L.C. decision, which maintained that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a type of unlawful discrimination under the Americans […]

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Community Integration Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities

Community Integration Program   Community Housing Section (CHS) of the Oregon Department of Human Services Format             Program   CHS assists people with developmental disabilities live successfully in community housing that is safe and affordable and contributes to their independence and quality of life. CHS supports services to people with developmental disabilities by overseeing the property […]

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Penn Autism Network (PAN)

University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry Format             Program   PAN’s mission is to maximize awareness about issues regarding adults with autistic spectrum disorders and their families; to identify, develop and disseminate resources to promote successful inclusion in the community; and to facilitate positive programmatic and systemic changes.  PAN provides workshops on: reducing stigma in schools […]

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Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CPED)

University of Connecticut   Format             University Center   CPED works to promote access to postsecondary education for students with disabilities, combining research-based evidence and professional training to inform the field and advance postsecondary education opportunities for students. Its mission is achieved through graduate coursework, an annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute, research and model demonstration projects, […]

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Center for Adults with Autism

The Towson University   Format             Center   The Center’s mission is to “empower young adults who have ASD to keep learning and to live life to their fullest” by striving to be an integrated, interdisciplinary resource center that supports education for professionals, and links academic and community resources for young adults with ASD and their […]

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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC)

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Format             Center   AAC-RERC a collaborative research group dedicated to the development of effective augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology, which refers to ways (other than speech) that are used to send a message from one person to another.  AAC-RERC also promotes AAC technologies and supports the […]

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

BACKGROUND: Although adults with developmental disabilities are at high risk for obesity and its sequelae, few community-based lifestyle interventions targeting those with developmental disabilities exist. DESIGN: The study was a single group, community-based demonstration project with pre-post test evaluation conducted from December 2005 to June 2006. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Eligible participants were 431 community-dwelling adults with developmental […]

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Social and community participation of children and youth with cerebral palsy is associated with age and gross motor function classification.

BACKGROUND: Through social and community participation, children and youth with cerebral palsy (CP) form friendships, gain knowledge, learn skills, express creativity, and determine meaning and purpose in life. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine whether social and community participation of children and youth with CP differ based on age, sex, and […]

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When ageing and disasters collide: lessons from 16 international case studies.

Sixteen case studies examined the impact of various natural disasters and conflict-related emergencies on older people, the strengths and gaps in emergency planning, response and recovery, and the contributions older people made to their families and communities. Case examples were chosen from both developed and developing countries. Older persons suffered disproportionate impacts in several cases. […]

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