New Article!: Monitoring the Human and Legal Rights of People with Disabilities

Date: 08/2018

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

New Resource on Oral Health Care for Adults with IDD

Date: 08/2018

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

Our Latest Newsletter

Date: 08/2018

What've we been up to this summer? Check out our latest newsletter to find out! 

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!

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Val Bradley Receives the Presidential Award from AAIDD

Date: 06/2018

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.

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Self-Direction Shows Promising Results for Housing and Employment Outcomes

Date: 05/2018

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

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