Effects of a Validated, Field-Tested, Self-Determination Training Program in a Randomized Control Trial Design


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 with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) who have intensive support needs. Previous research suggested that ecological characteristics, including organizational climate, policies and regulations, and the skills, attitudes, and knowledge of DSPs significantly influence the self-determination of adults with ID/DD.

This project was archived on 2015-07-08T00:00:00-05:00

Brian H Abery
Renata Ticha
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
Mains'l [Brooklyn Park, MN]
Amas Incorporated [Brooklyn Park, MN]
Mary T., Inc.
Community Involvement Programs


Brian H Abery :: Research Manager 3

Renata Ticha :: Research Associate


  • Community life
    • Community supports and services
      • Quality outcomes
        • Self-advocacy and self-determination
        • Housing and residential services
          • Community group residential
            • Consumer/self-directed services
            • Specific disability
              • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
              • Specific life stage
                • Adults


                • Dissemination
                  • Evaluation
                    • Research