Angela N Amado
- Research Associate
- Executive Director, Human Services Research &
- Development Center
Angela Novak Amado works to support communities to be fully inclusive of all people. She has conducted training about friendships between people with developmental disabilities and ordinary community members in more than 30 states, Canada, the Netherlands, and Israel. She also conducts training in person-centered planning and person-centered agency and system design.
Agency Factors and Structures which Increase Successful Outcomes in Community Participation and Socially Valued Roles [Archived]
Examined why certain individuals with ID/DD have greater community participation and valued social roles, and why others have fewer such life experiences and opportunities. The study aimed to...
Effectiveness of Social Inclusion Approaches with Community/Civic Organizations and Faith-Based Initiatives [Archived]
Disseminated findings of project research examining the degree of inclusion of people with ID/DD in community/civic organizations in four states and the effectiveness of two national faith-based...
Increasing Friendships, Social Inclusion, and Community Participation of Persons With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD)
Examines the effectiveness of two different approaches to supporting community participation - those based in human services agencies versus direct approaches to community members. Social inclusion...
Life Pages (Use of Web-based Technology to Increase Recreation, Leisure and Life Opportunities for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Maintains an interactive Web site designed to enhance the quality and quantity of recreation and leisure opportunities available to Minnesotans with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to...
Minnesota DHS Systems Change and Capacity Building Through Research, Training, and Technical Assistance Projects
Conducts research, training and technical assistance activities that enhance Minnesota's capacity to support community living for individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness. Primary areas...
National Residential Information Systems Project and Policy Studies (RISP)
Gathers, maintains, and analyzes data on publically funded residential and in-home supports for people with disabilities. More specifically, the project: Gathers and maintains annual statistics...
Putting Faith to Work [New]
Providing customized training, tools, and technical assistance to specific Minnesota faith communities, building their capacity to use best practices in employment and career development with their...
QualityMall.org Web Site on Person-Centered Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Provides resources and information on leading-edge, person-centered supports for use by individuals with disabilities, families, advocates, government officials, and service providers, in a wide...
Redesign of Case Management Services in Minnesota [Archived]
Conducted a review of current case management practices in Minnesota, as well as best practices and innovative case management models throughout the country, in response to the Minnesota...
Reinventing Quality: A Biennial Conference on Person-Centered Supports
Showcases best practices in person-centered supports from across the nation.
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC) [ICI center]
Conducts a wide range of research, training, and technical assistance and dissemination projects related to community supports under its center grant and related project funding. The RTC is a...
State of the Science: Theories, Concepts, and Evidence Guiding Knowledge and Practice in Inclusion, Employment, and Self-Determination [Archived]
Develops a state-of-the-science conference about the most influential theories, principles, and concepts ("big ideas") that shape policy and practices in community supports for persons with...