Mentoring

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition at the University of Minnesota (NCSET): Connecting to Success

PROJECT NAME: Connecting to Success PROJECT LOCATION: Institute on Community Integration, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition at the University of Minnesota (NCSET) It was joined at the inception by the Presidential Task Force on the Employment of Adults with […]

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Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD): Best Buddies Health

PROJECT LOCATION: Valhalla, NY ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) CONTACT: Dr. David O’Hara, 914-493-8316 Website   FUNDING SOURCE: Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) POPULATION SERVED: Young adults with developmental disabilities (mild to moderate mental retardation) who attend the clinic at WIHD. SERVICE TYPE: Transportation and personal escort to two medical appointments […]

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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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Access to Theatre Program (ATT)

Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. Location: Western Massachusetts Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. (PYD), which empowers youth with physical, sensory and learning disabilities to reach their personal, educational and career goals by providing one-to-one and group mentoring programs where adult mentors with disabilities act as positive role models and provide support, understanding and guidance. FUNDING […]

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Paths to leisure physical activity among adults with intellectual disabilities: self-efficacy and social support.

PURPOSE: This study tested a path model that included perceptions of social support and self-efficacy for leisure physical activity and leisure physical activity participation among adults with intellectual disabilities. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was used. Data was collected via oral interview. SETTING: Community-based group, supported-living settings in one Midwestern state. SAMPLE: A total of 152 […]

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Mentoring Research: Youth Mentoring

Creating an e-mentoring community. Burgstahler S. National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: ncset@umn.edu; Web site: http://www.ncset.org  Information Brief of the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET).  […]

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Minority Research: Workplace Support

An exploration of social support as a factor in the return-to-work process. Lysaght RM, Larmour-Trode S.  Queen’s University, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. lysaght@post.queensu.ca Work. 2008;30(3):255-66. Despite evidence that inter-personal relationships are important in human resource management, little is understood about the nature of workplace social support in a disability context, or what […]

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Promoting friendship through best buddies: a national survey of college program participants.

Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through one-to-one friendships with individuals without disabilities. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with Best Buddies College Program participants located within the United States. Survey findings suggest that college students and people with intellectual disabilities benefited from participation […]

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