Intellectual disability and Medicaid

The Medicaid Reference Desk is a resource for people with intellectual disabilities and their families to learn about Medicaid and other public benefits, services, and supports. http://www.thedesk.info/ … [Read more...]

Postsecondary education and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Here's the lengthy title: Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Critical Review of the State of Knowledge and a Taxonomy to Guide Future Research. This policy brief is available from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community (ICI) Integration. The brief reviews the state of knowledge and research practice in the emerging field of postsecondary education for students with intellectual … [Read more...]

Assistive technology for people with intellectual disabilities

This fact sheet from the South Carolina Assistive Technology Project discusses how people with intellectual disabilities can use assistive technology (AT) to compensate for functional limitations and increase learning, independence, mobility, communication, environmental control, and choice. The fact sheet touches upon how AT can help in communication, mobility, education, activities of daily living, employment, and sports and recreation. (posted … [Read more...]

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