Improving the Self-Determination of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Wisconsin


Develops an education and technical assistance program for general education teachers in ten schools (five middle schools and five high schools) in Wisconsin, providing them with strategies to support student self-determination. This project takes the self-determination knowledge that ICI has gained through 15 years of working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and applies that experience to younger people to support their transition from school to work and inclusive community living. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is the lead institution on this project.

Satomi Shinde
Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership
Subcontract from
University of Wisconsin



Brian H Abery :: Research Manager 3

Partner staff

Satomi Shinde :: Assistant Professor

Renata Ticha :: Research Associate


  • Community life
    • Self-advocacy and self-determination
    • Education practices (K12 and transition)
      • Transition planning
      • Employment and postsecondary education
        • Preparing for postsecondary education
        • Specific disability
          • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
          • Specific life stage
            • Adolescents and young adults


            • Technical assistance