NIDILRR Program Database Detailed Record. Project Type/Research Category:
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs).
Community Living and Participation.
For more information on NIDILRR's funding priorities, read about NIDILRR's Core Areas of Research in the Long Range Plan at
HEELS 2 Participation: Improving Community Participation for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
School of Medicine.
104 Airport Drive, Suite 2200
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350.
E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Dara V. Chan, ScD; Brianne Tomaszewski, PhD.
Public Contact Phone:
919/843-4471 (Chan), 919/962-8563 (Tomaszewski).
About grant numbers. Start Date:
September 1, 2022.
Dawn Carlson, PhD, MPH.
FY 22 $499,863; FY 23 $499,634; FY 24 $499,881; FY 25 $499,739; FY 26 $499,286.
The goal of this project is to develop HEELS 2 Participation (H2P), innovative eLearning Modules and a virtual tool kit to improve community participation for young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). H2P moves the existing Higher Education, Employment, and Living Success (HEELS) curriculum and materials to a digital eLearning platform (eLearning Modules) that incorporates instructional design industry best practices of interactivity, gamification, and narration/storytelling, while a virtual toolkit houses customizable resources for participants, instructors, and coaches to use in working on individualized community goals. The goal of this project is to use technology to promote long-term, sustainable, and meaningful community living and participation for young adults with ID. The objectives are to: (1) refine and expand previously created HEELS transition curriculum into the H2P eLearning Modules and virtual toolkit (Proof of Concept); (2) develop a fully working prototype of H2P eLearning Modules and virtual toolkit (Proof of Product); and (3) conduct a pilot study of H2P (Proof of Product). Project outcomes include: (1) increased community living and participation outcomes that are personalized to the desired participation goals of young adults with ID; (2) increased community living and participation skills (e.g., self-management, daily living skills, coping skills, safety skills), functional outcomes (self-determination), and quality of life for these young adults; 3) improvements in knowledge and understanding among coaches and instructors of how to support young adults with ID in community goals; (4) increased coach and instructor knowledge of H2P content; and (5) a technology transfer plan for sustainability of H2P.
, Community living, Community participation, eLearning, Functional outcome, Intellectual Disabilities, Self Management, Toolkit, Young Adults.
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