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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.

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Friday, December 15 • 9:35am - 10:25am
Individual and Family Correlates of Living Options Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities LIMITED

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With recent policy and caselaw decisions, there are more opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to live independently. To develop targeted interventions to increase independent living, it is necessary to identify malleable correlates of living options. To this end, 546 parents and siblings of adults with IDD responded to a national survey. Per parent and sibling report, individuals with IDD were more likely to live outside of the family home when the family engaged in future planning, had more informal supports, had parents with less caregiving abilities, and the individual with IDD had more functional abilities. Among the 187 individuals with IDD who lived outside of the family home, individuals with IDD with more problem behaviors and less functional abilities were more likely to live in group homes with more than four individuals (versus independently with or without supports). When parents had poor caregiving abilities, individuals with IDD were more likely to live in group homes with more than four individuals (versus independently). When the family engaged in more future planning or the individual had less functional abilities, individuals with IDD were more likely to live in a group home with less than four individuals (versus independently). Implications for policymakers, practitioners, and future research are discussed.

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Meghan Burke

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Friday December 15, 2017 9:35am - 10:25am EST
L505 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303