These resources from the Institute on Community Integration offer strategies for supporting social well-being of young people with disabilities:
Together We Make a Difference: An Inclusive Service Learning Curriculum for Elementary Learners With and Without Disabilities. This innovative curriculum uses research-based activities to guide instructors in helping children with and without disabilities become partners in planning and carrying out service learning projects, while teaching social and life skills to children of all abilities, meeting education standards in a variety of academic areas, and challenging stereotypes about young people with disabilities. It's published by the National Inclusion Project and the Institute on Community Integration. For curriculum preview pages and ordering information visit http://ici.umn.edu/products/curricula.html#isl or call 612/624-4512.
Impact: Feature Issue on Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities. This Impact issue discusses what it means to affirm and support a positive, healthy sexuality for youth and adults with disabilities. Its articles cover topics ranging from sexuality education in the home and school; to personal stories of dating, marriage and parenthood; to legal and ethical issues for staff and agencies providing services for people with disabilities. It is available online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/232. In addition, a free print copy can be requested by calling 612/624-4512 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impact: Feature Issue on Social Inclusion Through Recreation for Persons with Disabilities. Recreation programs have a number of characteristics that make them ideal places for individuals with disabilities to experience social inclusion and friendship building. The articles in this issue describe those characteristics, strategies for making use of them to enhance the opportunities for meaningful and ongoing social connections between participants with and without disabilities, and barriers to recreation participation that must be addressed. It is available online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/162. In addition, a free print copy can be requested by calling 612/624-4512 or emailing email@example.com.
Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/241). Citation: Palmer, S., Heyne, L., Montie, J., Abery, B., & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Spring/Summer 2011). Impact: Feature Issue on Supporting the Social Well-Being of Children and Youth with Disabilities, 24(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].