Active Support Interventions and Their Effect on Increased Participation of Persons With Disabilities

Conducts a longitudinal, randomized control study to examine the impact of Active Support (AS) interventions in 20 group homes in Minnesota. AS is an organizational intervention that enables Direct Support Professionals in community settings to effectively support the engagement of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) throughout their day and in their communities. Research on AS in the United Kingdom and Australia has shown positive outcomes for people with ID/DD.