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National Goals in Research, Practice and Policy

for and with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Setting a National Agenda for Research, Practice, and Policy

In August 2015, a National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice working meeting was held in Washington, DC to summarize the current state of knowledge and identify a platform of national goals, organized by 10 focus areas, in research, practice, and policy in intellectual and developmental disabilities. The products below were developed for a variety of audiences with the overarching goal of advancing a research agenda that will influence policy and practice for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the next 10 years.

Below find links to the Keynote Address from the meeting, Issue Briefs and brief Video discussions by both professionals and self-advocates on the focus areas (produced by the University of Minnesota's RTC on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration); and a special issue of the AAIDD journal Inclusion, that features articles that identify research goals by focus area and explains their importance.

A new book, Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disability: Contemporary Research, Practice, and Policy, is now available that provides a concise review of what we know, from both research and practice, about intellectual and developmental disabilities and what the knowledge means for future developments in public policy, research, and practice. Click here to purchase now!


The Issue Briefs, Videos, and journal Abstracts are available at no cost to everyone.

AAIDD members can access the journal articles at no additional cost, non-members can purchase downloads of individual articles now, or visit our bookstore in January to purchase a hard copy reprint of the December special issue.  Click here to become a member of AAIDD.
  
















Justice 

Issue Brief: Justice and People with IDD

Journal Article: Access to Justice

Videos:




Long Term Supports and Services

Issue Brief: Long-Term Supports and Services for People with IDD

Journal Article: Long-Term Services and Supports

Video:











Workforce 

Issue Brief: Workforce for People with IDD

Journal Article:
 Workforce: Goals for Research and Innovation

Videos:


Keynote Address: 
Honor the Past. Then Get Over It.  Delivered by Sue Swenson. Published in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vol 53 (6), 409-413.
IDD Journal

Inclusion December 2015 Special Issue: National Goals 2015

E-journal issue home page
Limited print edition 
 


Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Contemporary Research, Practice, and Policy
 Critical Issues
   

The Meeting

In August 2015, a National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice working meeting was held in Washington, DC to summarize the current state of knowledge and identify a platform of national goals in research, practice, and policy in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants were organized into the 10 strands (broad focus areas) shown to the left.

The Partners

The meeting was jointly organized by the Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health, Institute on Disability and Human Development University of Illinois Chicago; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston; The Arc of the United States; Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD); and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), with the support of National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).