Developmental Disabilities

Best Buddies

PROJECT LOCATION: Middle Schools, High Schools, and College Campuses across the U.S. ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Best Buddies CONTACT: Laverne Lewis Email Website POPULATION SERVED: Youth with Intellectual Disabilities SERVICE TYPE: Service to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, including middle, high school and college students through activities and e-mail SERVICES PROVIDED: Best Buddies is […]

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The Health and Health Care of People with Intellectual Disabilities report

Based on research studies conducted by Special Olympics which found that individuals with intellectual disabilities face widespread health problems, while physicians, dentists and other health professionals are not receiving adequate training in order to treat them. Administering Organization: Special Olympics Visit Website

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Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: Montana

Living Well With A Disability—MT   Target Audience      Adults with Physical Disabilities   Living Well with a Disability is an eight-week 16-hour health promotion workshop for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. It is based on research designed to reduce the occurrence of secondary conditions or health-related conditions that develop as a result of a […]

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The Association for the University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

A national network of university-based institutes (also known asUCEDDs) focused on providing training, research, and information in the area of developmental disabilities. These programs exist in every state and territory in the nation and can provide wonderful expertise in serving people with disabilities. AUCD maintains a directory of these programs which can be found at: http://www.aucd.org/directory/directory.cfm?program=UCEDD.

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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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Social determinants of state variation in special education participation among preschoolers with developmental delays and disabilities.

Children with developmental disabilities are at risk for secondary complications and lower academic performance, which contributes to lower health and well-being and may be ameliorated by access to special education services. This paper examines state variability in preschool special education participation among a United States population-based cohort with parent-reported developmental delays and disabilities. Analyses explore […]

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Health Disparities Research: Services for People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Uncovering health care inequalities among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ward RL, Nichols AD, Freedman RI.  Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, SUNY Fredonia, NY 14063, USA. rolanda.ward@gmail.com  Health Soc Work. 2010 Nov;35(4):280-90. Even as attention is drawn to the increasing number of individuals who experience health inequalities in the United […]

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A review of research on procedures for teaching safety skills to persons with developmental disabilities.

Safety skills are an important but often neglected area of training for persons with developmental disabilities (DD). The present study reviewed the literature on teaching safety skills to persons with DD. Safety skills involve a variety of behaviors such as knowing how to cross the street or what to do in case of a house […]

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Volunteerism among homeless persons with developmental disabilities.

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 that volunteerism would be associated with indicators of healthy community integration. This would include volunteerism associated with unemployment due to disposable time and desire to gain job-related […]

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Social Participation Resources & Programs: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Active Support (AS) Interventions and Their Effect on Increased Participation of Persons with Severe Impairments   Research and Training Center on Community Living of the University of Minnesota   Format             Study   AS is an organizational intervention to enable direct support professionals in community settings to effectively support the participation of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities […]

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