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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
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.
The Longest Mile (sidebar)
Managing Editor: Vicki Gaylord
Alan Abeson Easter Seals Project ACTION, Washington, DC
Emily Bosk Easter Seals Project ACTION, Washington, DC
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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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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