Brian H Abery
- Research Associate
Brian Abery, Ph.D, is the Coordinator of School-Age Services at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) and an adjunct faculty member within the Institute on Child Development and School Psychology Programs at the University of Minnesota. He has been Principal Investigator of numerous projects designed to enhance the educational outcomes, social inclusion, and self-determination of persons with disabilities both at a national and international level. His international work includes implementation of the Response to Intervention framework in India and the implementation of Inclusive Service Learning in Costa Rica. Dr. Abery holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology and has an extensive background in research, assessment, program development, and evaluation related to children, youth, and adults with disabilities.
American Youth Leadership Program: Learning to Serve...Serving to Learn [Archived]
Enables high school students with and without disabilities, and their educators, from the U.S. and Costa Rica to learn and serve together while enhancing their cultural understanding, global...
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary International Fellowship Program in Inclusive Education: A University of Minnesota Partnership with India, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Ukraine
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Creates an international community of learning based on inclusive education, disability advocacy and policy, and...
Assessments of Students with Significant Disabilities: A Russia-U.S. Partnership (UPP)
Establishes a partnership between the University of Minnesota (UMN) and Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University (KSPU), Russia, to develop and evaluate a system of formative assessment suited for...
Effects of a Validated, Field-Tested, Self-Determination Training Program in a Randomized Control Trial Design [Archived]
Conducted the first large-scale study of the effects of a self-determination training intervention with Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) designed to support the self-determination of persons...
Enhancing the Inclusion of Children and Youth with Disabilities in Armenia: University of Minnesota - Armenian State Pedagogical University Partnership
Builds a sustainable partnership between the University of Minnesota and Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU), the only university in that eastern European country that trains both general...
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of CareProfiler Post-Hire System for Supervisors in Residential, Assisted Living, and Community Based Settings for People with IDD and Aging Needs
Validates a post-hire support system for frontline supervisors and direct support professionals (DSPs). The system developed by CareProfiler is designed to maximize services for people with...
Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education (GRC) [ICI center]
Collaborates with national education agencies, non-governmental organizations, and universities around the world in the systemic improvement of education programs, practices, and policies that...
Health Care Coordination for Individuals with Physical Disabilities [Archived]
Studied health care coordination and its impact on the lives of people with disabilities. This longitudinal study project included an environmental scan and a series of focus groups to generate and...
Identifying the Critical Elements Associated with High Fidelity Adoption of Programs that Support and Enhance the Quality of Life for Persons with IDD
Conducts a longitudinal study to identify the critical elements of health care coordination for people with physical disabilities and examines the relationship of these elements to health-related...
Inclusive Service Learning Project (formerly the Bubel/Aiken Inclusive Service Learning Project) [Archived]
Developed a sustainable, long-term inclusive service learning program that brings together K-12 students with a wide range of abilities to participate in service learning and bridge the gap between...
International Institute on Progress Monitoring (IIPM)
Develops formative assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities using technology. There is a real need for progress monitoring measures that teachers can regularly use in the...
International Triangle Grant [Archived]
Collaborates with colleagues from Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University in Siberia on development of a technology-based General Outcome Measures system for use by educators to assess basic...
National Gateway on Self-Determination for Persons with Developmental Disabilities [Archived]
Established training programs nationwide to assist persons with disabilities in practicing self-determination in their lives.
North Central Regional Resource Center General Supervision Enhancement Grants (NCRRC GSEG) [Archived]
Examined the intended and unintended consequences of states' large-scale alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS). Federal law requires states to conduct AA-AAS for...
Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award 2013: A Sustainable Response to Intervention Model for Successful Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
Fosters university-, district- and school-level partnerships between India and the U.S., using the Response to Intervention (RTI) education framework. RTI is a model for a school-wide process that...
Rehabilitation and Research Training Center on Outcome Measurement (RTC-OM) [ICI center]
Evaluates measures of the quality of life experienced by people with disabilities as a result of receiving services and supports. Past measures tended to focus on money spent on services for...
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL) [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-CL is...
State Consortium to Examine the Consequential Validity of Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards: A Longitudinal Study (AA-AAS) [Archived]
Conducted a nine-year longitudinal study to ascertain the consequential evidence of the AA-AAS used within the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The goal of this project was to...
Supporting the Self Determination of Adults and Transition Age Youth within the Family Context
Develops and conducts initial field-testing of a six-lesson training program designed to help families better support the self determination of their young adult or adult with intellectual and/or...
Together We Make a Difference: Inclusive Service Learning as part of 4-H Youth Development Programs [Archived]
Instilled hope, a sense of purpose, self-confidence, and a positive vision of the future among at-risk, high school youth with and without disabilities through a year-long inclusive service...
U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Project: Developing Systems to Support the Employment and Community Inclusion of Young Adults with Disabilities
Creates virtual and in-person platforms for dialogues between professionals and parents who support young adults with disabilities in Russia and the U.S. The goal is to develop opportunities and...