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People with disabilities constitute the largest minority worldwide, and countries need systems to objectively evaluate whether the rights of people with disabilities are being upheld. Mapping elements of a National Core Indicators survey instrument with the UN’s Convention on Rights on Persons with Disabilities, HSRI’s Alixe Bonardi and colleagues outline a process toward creating an internationally validated and psychometrically sound “Rights” scale. You can read their article in Read More
People with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) are more likely to have poor oral health as compared to the general population. And for many people with IDD, it can be challenging to get good oral health care.
Alixe Bonardi, director of IDD services research at HSRI, and colleagues at the Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School summarized evidence-based Read More
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Exploring health care transparency tools for New York State | Improving supports for people with self-injurious behavior | Analyzing Multnomah County's behavioral health system | Breaking down barriers to college success | And more!Read More
Val Bradley was awarded the AAIDD Presidential Award at the AAIDD Conference 2018 in St. Louis. This special award is given to an individual selected by the AAIDD president. Susan Havercamp awarded it to Val for her contributions to the field and her professional mentorship.Read More
New research from the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) suggests that mental health self-direction can help support people to live and work in their communities. To explore the effects of self-direction on important functional outcomes like employment and housing, HSRI researchers and colleagues looked at approximately four years’ worth of data from the nation’s largest and longest-standing self-direction effort, FloridaSDC. They found that compared with nonparticipants, self-directing participants were more likely Read More