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Feature Issue on Meeting Transportation Needs of Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota • Volume 18 • Number 3 • Summer 2005

From the Editors

Ask people with developmental and other disabilities to name the barriers they experience to community inclusion and participation, and near the top of that list will be problems accessing transportation. To travel around their communities at the times that meet their needs and to the locations they desire requires that as individuals they have knowledge of the transportation options available and the skills and supports to use them. At the transportation system level it requires that there be an array of options available and that these systems operate in a manner that’s both focused on meeting the needs of users, as well as resource-efficient and coordinated.

In this issue of Impact are ideas and strategies for meeting those needs and removing transportation barriers to community inclusion and participation. In these pages are also success stories from around the country that illustrate the benefits to individuals with disabilities, agencies that support them, and their communities when transportation works well. We hope that these articles will provide ideas for additional exploration by readers in their communities and organizations.

What's Inside

Overview Articles

Getting Where I Need to Go

Living Life In the Community: The Role of Transportation in Inclusion

Let the ADA Give You a Lift!

Federal Transportation Policy and People with Disabilities

Improving Human Service Transportation Through Coordination

United We Ride: A National Initiative to Coordinate Human Service Transportation

The Promise and Limitations of Transporation: Preparing Youth and Adults

Developing an Individualized Travel Plan: Questions to Explore

Supporting Independent Travel Through Skills Training

Mobility Management: Maximizing Resources Through Collaboration

Program and Personal Profiles

Creating Rural Transporation in Maryland: Delmarva Community Services

Meeting the Challenge of Human Service Transportation: Minnesota's Rise, Inc.

The Longest Mile (sidebar)

The Road to Transporation Independence: Travel Instruction Models at Two Sites

Supporting Youth with Cognitive Limitations to Get Their Learner's License: Project Drive

Never Give Up: My License to Independence

Introducing Transit Services to Students in Houston: METRO Choices

How I Learned to Ride the Bus: Nick's Story (sidebar)

The Proud Parent of a Successful Bus Rider: Reflections of Nick's Mom (sidebar)

Partnering to Ensure Access: Florida's Transporation Disadvantaged Program

Drawing Attention to Transportation: Disability Awareness Day in DC

Reaching Decision Makers: Lessons From Experience (sidebar)

A National Resource on Disability and Transportation: Easter Seals Project ACTION

Resources

Resources

Mobility in Emergencies for Persons with Disabilities

Publication Information

Managing Editor: Vicki Gaylord

Issue Editors:

Alan Abeson Easter Seals Project ACTION, Washington, DC

Emily Bosk Easter Seals Project ACTION, Washington, DC

Joe Timmons
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Sheryl Lazarus Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Impact is published quarterly by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. This issue was supported, in part, by Grant #90DD0579 from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services; and Grant #H133B031116 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Department of Education.

The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute, College, University, or their funding sources.

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Institute on Community Integration University of Minnesota 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 612/624-4512 icipub@umn.edu

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu). Citation: Gaylord, V., Abeson, A., Bosk, E., Timmons, J., & Lazarus, S. (Eds.). (2005). Impact: Feature Issue on Meeting Transportation Needs of Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities 18(3). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration. Available at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/183/default.html.

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