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CCIDS staff worked with a parent organization to develop a plan for evaluation of a residential alternative for their adult children that included pre-post quantitative and qualitative measures of resident quality of life and a review of planning documents. A quality of life survey was administered separately to residents and parents shortly before their move into the new residence and about one year after their move. CCIDS also provided training for agency staff, parents, and residents on authentic person-centered planning and facilitating community connections.
University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
2019 Association of University Centers on Developmental Disabilities (AUCD)
quality of life, adults with developmental disabilities, supported living
Disability Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society | Social Work
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Kurtz, A. & May, J. (2019, November). Collaboration with Parent-Run Organization, a Support Agency and Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Improve the Quality of Life (PDF). Poster presented at the 2019 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference in Washington, DC.