Social Inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Social inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Matthew Bogenschutz, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

Abstract: This is part 11 of 18 in a series of videos from the National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice meeting. The meeting aimed to advance a research agenda that influence policy and practice for and with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Run time: 7 minutes 07 seconds. Speaker defines what social inclusion means and how being part of a community involves two things (or a combination of both); relationships and social activities. He provides an example of what community integration is like now and the challenges people with IDD face when trying to engage in social activities or relationships and describes three things he thinks we need to focus on that will help include individuals with IDD as members of their community, not just members in it. Research shows that when people with IDD engage in leisure activities with people without IDD they tend to build relationships, break down barriers, and change the attitudes of community members. Run time: 7 minute 07 seconds.

NARIC Accession Number: O20664.  What's this? 
Author(s): Bogenschutz, Matthew.
Project Number: 90RT5019 (formerly H133B130006)90RT5020 (formerly H133B130007)90RT5028 (formerly H133B140026).
Publisher(s): Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA; 02125.
Publication Year: 2015.

Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, COMMUNITY INTEGRATION, COMMUNITY LIVING, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, RECREATION, SOCIAL SKILLS.