• Director, Institute on Community Integration
  • Director, Research & Training Center on Community Living
  • Director, Minnesota LEND
Email
hewit005@umn.edu
Phone
+1 612-625-1098
Address
Institute On Community Integration
Room 102D PtH [map]
150 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Amy Hewitt, PhD has an extensive background and work history in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and has worked in various positions over the past 30+ years to improve community inclusion and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and their families. At the University of Minnesota, she is the director of the Institute on Community Integration. Dr. Hewitt directs several federal and state research, evaluation and demonstration projects in the area of community long-term services and supports for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. She currently has research projects that focus on community living, autism, outcome measurement, direct support workforce development, person centered planning/thinking and positive behavior support. Dr. Hewitt has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles, curriculum, technical reports, and she co-authored books entitled, Staff Recruitment, Retention and Training and Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Contemporary Research, Practice and Policy and a soon-to-be-published book called, Community for All: Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Hewitt is on the editorial board of Inclusion and an associate editor of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, both journals of the AAIDD. She is a past president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and is the vice president of the board of directors for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and a past board member of Arc Minnesota. Dr. Hewitt earned a BS in political science and psychology at Indiana University; a Master's degree in social work at Indiana University; and a PhD in social work at the University of Minnesota.

Projects

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Developmental Disabilities Rotation for Pediatricians

Coordinates several components of the Developmental Disabilities Rotation required of all pediatric residents in the University of Minnesota Medical School, acquainting them with the design and…

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DSP Workforce Development Program [Archived]

Provided state-of-the-art resources to help people with disabilities and their families find and retain quality Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Specifically, the program updated and marketed…

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Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project [Archived]

Studies the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among children in Minneapolis to determine whether children of Somali descent have higher rates of ASD than non-Somali children. The…

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FISP: Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project (FISP) [Archived]

Establishes and refines a comprehensive program of annual data collection from states on family support, and conducts longitudinal data analysis, policy studies, and dissemination activities to…

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MN Act Early Ambassador

Develops and expands on the Institute's Act Early work in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Act Early is building a national network of agencies, organizations, and professionals…

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DirectCourse

Offers a suite of competency-based, online curricula for professionals providing services to people with intellectual, developmental, physical, and psychiatric disabilities, and to older adults....

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Minnesota DHS Systems Change and Capacity Building Through Research, Training, and Technical Assistance Projects

Conducts research, training and technical assistance activities that enhance Minnesota's capacity to support community living for individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness. Primary areas…

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Minnesota Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (MN-ADDM)

Participates in a national network that increases knowledge about the population of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities in the U.S., comparing how…

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New York Direct Support Professional (DSP) Credentialing Program Implementation Study [Archived]

Aims to gauge the workforce development issues for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in the state of New York through multi-method analysis. The 2014 New York legislative assembly requested that…

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"Learn the Signs, Act Early" Outreach Work

Develops and expands on the MN Help Me Grow and the Institute's Act Early work in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Act Early is building a national network of agencies,…

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RRTC for Family Support

Furthers family support through the following activities:…

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State Systems Grant: Minnesota Act Early

Promotes early screening and identification of neurodevelopmental disabilities in culturally and linguistically diverse communities through focused outreach of the Learn the Signs, Act Early…

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Validity and Source Reliability of Selected Background Section Items of the NCI Adult Consumer Survey (NCI-ACS) Across Data Sources and States [Archived]

Evaluates the reliability and validity of the Background section of the National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey (NCI-ACS) in three states to be able to use these variables in analyses and…

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Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Outcome Measurement (RTC-OM)

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…

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Twin Cities and Zambia Disability Connection (2016-18) [Archived]

Builds upon the earlier work of Twin Cities and Zambia Disability Connection (2008-2009), expanding and developing knowledge of disability services and supports across academic, provider, and…

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ICI Engaged Department Grant Program [Archived]

Creates an infrastructure to grow and develop ongoing community engagement, and to facilitate new initiatives and promote engaged learning on community based action research. In doing so, ICI hopes…

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Developing and Engaging Training on Person-Centered and Family-Centered Approaches in Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders

Addresses gaps in services and the fragmentation of service delivery for Minnesotans experiencing mental health conditions and/or substance abuse as the state moves these services towards community…

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Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Community Living and Participation (AART)

Trains one or two post-doctoral participants each year, offering them a program that is rich in research training and experience that is focused on community living and participation of persons…

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

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…

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Art for All: The Stephanie Evelo Fund for Art Inclusion

Curates ongoing and revolving exhibits of visual art by artists with disabilities at the Institute on Community Integration, celebrating art and diversity while supporting artists with…

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Effects of Competency-Based Training for Direct Support Professionals on Organizations, Learners, and Service Recipients [Archived]

Uses a standardized competency-based training program to assess the extent to which training directly linked to validated skills and knowledge needed by Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) affects…

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Review of Effective Measures, Instruments and Programs for Research on Inclusion, Self-Determination and Well-Being of Persons With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) [Archived]

Assessed current measures and instruments on participation and community living. It provided comprehensive identification, review, and assessment measures related to participation and community…

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Lewin Personal Care Attendant Project [Archived]

Conducted evaluative research on Minnesota's personal care attendant (PCA) program by: (1) analyzing legislation, rules, regulations, and policy documents to identify program changes and their…

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National Direct Support Workforce Resource Center [Archived]

Brought together in one place the nation's premier resources on the topic of Direct Support, with the goal of improving the quality, recruitment, and retention of the Direct Service workforce…

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Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

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…

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RISP: National Residential Information Systems Project: Data Collection and Information Dissemination on Residential and In Home Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (RISP)

Examines the status of, and longitudinal trends in, provision of institutional and home and community based long-term supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental…

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Profiles of Transformation Case Studies [Archived]

Conducts six annual case studies of exemplary initiatives in transformation of community living or employment supports, and two annual case studies of exemplary Direct Support Professional…

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QualityMall.org Web Site on Person-Centered Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Provides resources and information on leading-edge, person-centered supports for use by individuals with disabilities, families, advocates, government officials, and service providers, in a wide…

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Reinventing Quality: A Biennial Conference on Person-Centered Supports

Showcases best practices in person-centered supports from across the nation. This conference is held every two years.

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Twin Cities and Zambia Disability Connection (2008-2009) [Archived]

Provided advanced leadership training in disability advocacy, policy, and services for a delegation of nine government officials, missionaries, educators, and advocates from Zambia in southern…

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Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (MNLEND)

Prepares future leaders who will serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), other neurodevelopmental and related disabilities (NDDs), and their families in healthcare, education, human…

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Minnesota Direct Support Workforce Project

Conducted statewide surveys of direct support workers and their employing organizations in Minnesota to better understand wages, benefits, size, and scope of the direct support workforce. The direct support workforce is one of the highest-demand and anticipated growth sectors in the U.S. and Minnesota. Expansion of this workforce is impossible without significant improvements in worker recruitment, on-boarding, development, and retention. These challenges impact individuals, families, and community providers who are finding it increasingly difficult to find and keep high quality employees. Meeting the promises of the Minnesota Olmstead Act is directly related to being able to provide adequate support in the community, and direct support workers are the ones that provide this support.

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Minnesota Employment, Training, and Technical Assistance Project (MN TAP)

This is a project funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services designed to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. As part of the project, the Institute for Community…

Products

Partnerships for Success - Curricula for Supervisors, Managers, and Administrative Staff: Removing the Revolving Door - Strategies to Address Recruitment and Retention Challenges

A curriculum targeting frontline supervisors and managers regarding the use of effective recruitment, retention, and training strategies. Includes Facilitator Guide and Learner Guide.

Published: 2001

Partnerships for Success - Curricula for Supervisors, Managers, and Administrative Staff: The Power of Diversity: Supporting the Immigrant Workforce

A curriculum helping supervisors and other agency staff find, support, and retain immigrant workers. Includes Facilitator Guide and Learner Guide.

Published: 2001

Policy Research Brief: A National Review of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A brief reporting findings of a study that gathered data in 2009-2010 about how people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are being served across states in Home and Community Based Services…

Published: December 2011

Partnerships for Success - Curricula for Supervisors, Managers, and Administrative Staff: The Peer Empowerment Program (PEP): A Complete Toolkit for Planning and Implementing Mentoring Programs Within Community-Based Human Services Organizations

A planning guide and curriculum for supervisors and agency staff focusing on socialization and skill development for all employees. Includes Program Coordinator Guide, Facilitator Guide, and…

Published: 2001

Frontline Initiative: DSPs and Technology

A newsletter issue encouraging Direct Support Professionals to think about how to use technology to more effectively support individuals with disabilities.

Published: 2011

Frontline Initiative: Employment Supports

A newsletter issue highlighting the roles Direct Support Professionals play in supporting people with disabilities to find and keep satisfying employment.

Published: 2010

Frontline Initiative: State Chapter Development

A newsletter issue explaining how Direct Support Professionals can benefit from their NADSP state chapter - and how they can start their own.

Published: 2009

Frontline Initiative: Spirituality

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on spirituality within the framework of NADSP's Code of Ethics and providing training materials to more effectively…

Published: 2009

Frontline Initiative: DSP Recognition

A newsletter issue highlighting the recognition of the work of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), including examples of ways in which agencies recognize DSPs, the role of credentialing in…

Published: 2008

Frontline Initiative: Credentialing

A newsletter issue explaining how credentialing Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) can heighten professionalism among DSPs and improve public perceptions of their work.

Published: 2007

Frontline Initiative: Workforce Development

A newsletter issue containing examples of efforts across the country to help community human service agencies, individuals, and family employers find, train, and keep high quality DSPs (also known…

Published: 2006

Frontline Initiative: DSP Perspectives

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) offering various DSP perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities.

Published: 2006

Frontline Initiative: Supporting and Networking with Families

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) focusing on how they can effectively work closely with families in order to create the highest quality of life possible for people with…

Published: 2005

Frontline Initiative: Aging

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities who are getting older.

Published: 2004

Frontline Initiative: Documentation

A newsletter issue addressing the documentation process for Direct Support Professionals, including writing daily notes about how they are supporting an individual with disabilities, charting goals…

Published: 2004

Frontline Initiative: Coping with Disaster

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities as they cope with disaster and its aftermath.

Published: 2003

Frontline Initiative: Legislative Advocacy

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities by advocating for them and their issues through the…

Published: 2002

Frontline Initiative: Changing Roles

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities as they move into their communities, gain control of their…

Published: 2002

Frontline Initiative: Ethics

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively - and ethically - supporting individuals with disabilities.

Published: 2001

Frontline Initiative: Teamwork

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities through teamwork by interacting with their co-workers,…

Published: 2001

Frontline Initiative: Credentialing

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities by gaining the credentials to do so.

Published: Spring 2000

Frontline Initiative: Diversity

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting diverse individuals with disabilities.

Published: Winter 2000

Frontline Initiative: Tribute to John F. Kennedy, Jr.

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering a tribute to John F. Kennedy, Jr. (1960-1999), a great advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Published: Fall 1999

Frontline Initiative: Complex Needs

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities with complex needs.

Published: Summer 1999

Frontline Initiative: Self-Determination

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities as they decide for themselves how to spend their lives.

Published: Spring 1999

Frontline Initiative: International Issue

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) showing how DSPs in other countries effectively support individuals with disabilities.

Published: Winter 1999

Frontline Initiative: Professionalism

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities by becoming more professional in their work habits…

Published: Fall 1998

Frontline Initiative: Stress and Burnout

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals showing how they can cope with stress while still effectively supporting individuals with disabilities.

Published: Summer 1998

Frontline Initiative: Communication

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities by communicating better with them.

Published: Spring 1998

Frontline Initiative: Change

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities as they cope with change.

Published: Winter 1998

Frontline Initiative: Training

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals showing how training can help them more effectively support individuals with disabilities.

Published: Spring 1997

Frontline Initiative: Relationships

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals showing how building relationships can help them more effectively support individuals with disabilities.

Published: Winter 1997

Frontline Initiative: Premier Issue

A newsletter issue for Direct Support Professionals offering various perspectives on effectively supporting individuals through this and future issues of the series.

Published: Fall 1996

Impact: Feature Issue on the ADA and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

A newsletter issue marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this Impact are articles by individuals with disabilities, families, advocates, service providers...

Published: Winter 2015

LEND Brief: ASD and Culture

An issue providing information about how diverse communities view, understand, and experience Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. A growing body of research in…

Published: Spring 2015

Policy Research Brief: Implementation of Consumer-Directed Services for Persons With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities - A National Study

A brief summarizing the results of a national study on the status of consumer-directed services for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The study was conducted at the…

Published: January 2009

Impact: Feature Issue on Person-Centered Positive Supports and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

An issue in the newly-redesigned Impact series that shares articles from around the country describing how person-centered positive supports use evidence-based practices in the service of the…

Published: Summer 2016

Policy Research Brief: State of the States in Self-Direction for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2015)

A brief describing how self-directed long-term services and supports (LTSS) are currently implemented in the United States. Self-direction provides individuals with intellectual and/or...

Published: 2017

Impact: Feature Issue on the Direct Support Workforce and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

An issue in the Impact series that discusses the Direct Support workforce and people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. In the past 40 years, the U.S. has experienced a...

Published: Winter/Spring 2018

FSRTC Research Brief 7: Support Services for Adult SSI Recipients with IDD

A brief describing the characteristics and circumstances of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the families who care…

Published: Summer 2018

In-Home and Residential Long-Term Supports and Services for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Status and Trends Through 2016

A report describing the status of, and trends in, long-term supports and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the U.S. on June 30, 2016. It is based on an annual…

Published: 2018

Research Brief 8: Employment Outcomes and Paid Leave for Caregivers of Children with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

A brief examines a Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey subsample of 388 caregivers of minor children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD), ages...

Published: Fall 2018

Research Brief 9: Employment Outcomes and Paid Leave for Caregivers of Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

A brief examining a Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey subsample of 807 caregivers of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD), ages 18 and...

Published: Fall 2018

Characteristics of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder who use Residential Services and Supports Through Adult Developmental Disability Services in the United States

Background: Many children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) need services and support across their lifespans. Currently many residential and community living supports are delivered…

Published: 2016

Find, Choose and Keep Great DSPs

A pair of easy-to-use toolkits helping families and people with disabilities find quality, caring, and committed Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). There are two different versions of the tookit:…

Published: 2006

National Frontline Supervisor Competencies

A nationally validated set of 11 competency areas, known as the National Frontline Supervisor Competencies, guiding the work of frontline supervisors in the direct support workforce.

Published: April 2013

Frontline Supervisor Structured Behavioral Interview Questions

A set of behavioral and situational interview questions gauging the knowledge of external frontline supervisor candidates about the 11 competencies identified in the National Frontline Supervisor…

Published: April 2013

Frontline Supervisor Assessment

A test helping frontline supervisors and frontline supervisor candidates to evaluate their current performance level and create a self-development plan. Known as the Frontline Supervisor…

Published: April 2013

A Report on Early Intervention Services for Minnesota's Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A report summarizing the activities and findings of a project funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), and conducted by the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center...

Published: 2012

Staff Recruitment, Retention, & Training Strategies for Community Human Services Organizations

A 15-chapter textbook and how-to-guide helping organizations to select and implement strategies that address the challenges of recruiting, retaining, and training Direct Support Professionals.

Published: 2012

Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project: Community Report 2013

A report of the findings from the study of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) prevalence among Somali and non-Somali children in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also available, in English and Somali, is a fact...

Published: December 2013

Supporting Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and their Families: Status and Trends Through 2012

A technical report describing results from a survey of state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) agencies for FY 2012 on the status and trends of long-term supports and services for…

Published: 2014

Final Report: National Training Institute for Frontline Supervisors

A report describing a project that refined, tested, and delivered a "Train-the-Trainer" model to the National Training Institute for Frontline Supervisors. The project also provided a distributed...

Published: 2007

National Validation Study of Competencies For Frontline Supervisors and Direct Support Professionals

A report examining organizational workforce outcomes; characteristics of and differences between managers, Frontline Supervisors (FLS) and Direct Support Professionals (DSPs); and workplace...

Published: 2007

Supporting Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and their Families: Status and Trends through 2014

A report summarizing statistics that were gathered and analyzed for the Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project (FISP). It includes information about the numbers of, and…

Published: 2016

You Know That it's Got to be Dedication That I am Still Here: The Experiences of Direct Support Professionals During Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and Aftermath

A report describing the experiences of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who worked in New Orleans between August 2005 and May 2006 - before, during, and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In…

Published: 2007

DirectCourse

Offers a suite of competency-based, online curricula for professionals providing services to people with intellectual, developmental, physical, and psychiatric disabilities, and to older adults.…

Published: 2004

Higher Ground: The Dedication of Direct Support Professionals During and After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (Brief)

A brief summarizing the report, You Know that it's Got to be Dedication that I am Still Here: The Experiences of Direct Support Professionals During Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the Aftermath .…

Published: 2007

In-Home and Residential Long-Term Supports and Services for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Status and Trends through 2014

A report describing the status of, and trends in, long-term supports and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the U.S. on June 30, 2014. It is based on an annual…

Published: 2017

In-Home and Residential Long-Term Supports and Services for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Status and Trends Through 2015

A report describing the status of, and trends in, long-term supports and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the U.S. on June 30, 2015. It is based on an annual...

Published: 2017

Family & Individual Needs for Disability Support (FINDS) Community Report 2017

A report presenting the results of the Family & Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey, launched in 2017 by ICI's Research and Training Center on Community Living in collaboration…

Published: 2018

Community Living and Participation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Published by the American Association Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), this book is an exploration of how to create the ideal conditions to facilitate community living and…

Published: 2019

Characteristics of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder who use Residential Services and Supports Through Adult Developmental Disability Services in the United States

Background: Many children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) need services and support across their lifespans. Currently many residential and community living supports are delivered…

Published: 2017

Involvement of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Child Protection System

The present study provides information about children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are involved in the child protection system in a large, Midwestern state. Findings revealed that…

Published: 06/24/2014

Economic and programmatic indicators explain vocational rehabilitation employment rates of persons with cognitive disabilities

This national study investigated state economic health and state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services for persons with cognitive disabilities. Using 2004 to 2010 extant data from the…

Published: 2013

Presidential Address, 2014 Embracing complexity: Community inclusion, participation, and citizenship

A couple of years ago, Mike Wehmeyer set a new precedent by issuing the presidential address at the beginning of his term, rather than at the end. So, thank you Mike for establishing this…

Published: 2014

Minnesota Direct Support Workforce 2018 Final Report

The final report of results from a statewide survey of direct support organizations in Minnesota to better understand wages, benefits, size, and scope of the direct support workforce.

Published: 06/23/2019

Direct support workforce supporting individuals with IDD: Current wages, benefits, and stability

Direct support professionals (DSPs) and frontline supervisors (FLSs) play an integral role in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and are often the…

Published: 2014

Community Living

In the United States, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are granted certain assurances and protections related to community living through public laws and related…

Published: 2013

Direct Support Worker Survey 2019 Final Report

The final report from a statewide survey of direct support workers in Minnesota to better understand wages, benefits, size, and scope of the direct support workforce.

Published: 6/23/2019

Families of Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Policy, Funding, Services, and Experiences

Families are critical in the provision of lifelong support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Today, more people with IDD receive long-term services and supports…

Published: 2013-10-01

Employment in the Community for People with and without Autism: A Comparative Analysis

Employment in the community continues to be a major barrier for many people with disabilities in the United States. Analyzing the 2008–09 National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey, this study…

Published: 2016-01-19

Phenotypic Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Diverse Sample of Somali and Other Children

The potential for culture to impact diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is high, yet remains largely unstudied. This study examined differences across racial/ethnic groups in ASD symptoms,…

Published: 07/08/2017

Topics

  • Community life
    • Aging and retirement
      • Civil rights
        • Community supports and services
          • Person-centered planning and practices
            • Positive behavior support
              • Quality outcomes
              • Culture and diversity
                • Cultural competence
                  • Immigrants
                    • International initiatives
                    • Direct support workforce
                      • Human resources and management
                        • Retention and recruitment
                          • Supervision and mentoring
                            • Training
                              • Workforce development strategies
                              • Education practices (K12 and transition)
                                • Transition planning
                                • Health and safety
                                  • Healthcare
                                  • Housing and residential services
                                    • Community group residential
                                      • Consumer/self-directed services
                                        • Family supports/in-home services
                                          • Institutions and deinstitutionalization
                                            • Medicaid services (residential)
                                            • Specific disability
                                              • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
                                                • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                                                  • Mental health and/or chemical dependency
                                                  • Specific life stage
                                                    • Adults
                                                      • Seniors

                                                      Activities

                                                      • Dissemination
                                                        • Evaluation
                                                          • Outreach
                                                            • Research
                                                              • Technical assistance
                                                                • Training and professional development