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Quality Mall.

A place where you can find lots of free information about person-centered supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Each of the Mall stores has departments you can look through to learn about positive practices that help people with intellectual/developmental disabilities live, work and participate in our communities and improve the quality of their supports. There are currently 3,476 products listed in Quality Mall. Looking for a Specific Product? Search their database. Learn about the Person Centered Principles that are the Mall's foundation. Check out the Screening Room for quick clips such as people finding their niche in the Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts. – dbardwell

Alliance for Full Participation.

The primary goal of the Alliance for Full Participation (AFP) is to double the employment rate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by 2015. To figure out whether or not this goal is being achieved, state teams need to determine where they are starting from; i.e., what is the current employment rate that the state team is trying to double. – dbardwell

Developmental Disability Across Cultures. Key points Culture is a pattern of ideas, customs and behaviours shared by a particular people or society.

While this is a website dedicated to Canadian health care professionals, it offers a wealth of information of how different cultures view developmental disabilities and how health professionals can do to work with those families. This was probably the most interesting website I came across. I don't have anyone, yet, that is from a very different culture than my own, but I know during my career it is going to happen (hopefully a lot). This website really gave insight to many different cultures and what we can do, not how people can change, in order to bring the best possible care to children. (comment by Emily Massey) – dbardwell

It is constantly evolving.Culture influences newcomers’ approaches to disability, including:their understanding of a disability and its etiologywhether to seek helptreatment optionstheir relationships with health professionalsIn many cultures, social interdependence and an individual’s role within the larger family and community are highly valued, while independence and autonomy are valued less than in Western cultures.

Developmental Disability Across Cultures

This perspective can affect how disability is perceived.Many cultures seek out spiritual healers and traditional ‘alternative’ medicines.In many cultures, attitudes toward a disability may include religious acceptance. Search For Careers And Job Openings -

This is a website full of employers who WANT to hire persons with a disability. While I don't think it should be the only stop for people with a developmental disability to look for jobs, it should be on the list. I think of many of the hurdles that are present when an employer is hesitant about hiring a person with a disability, and if they were able to find a job through this website, many of those would be nonexistent. (comment by Emily Massey) – dbardwell

KIDDRC - Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. Welcome to the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC) web site.

This site offers many great articles and research papers that focus on core topics such as Language, Communication and Cognition, Risk, Prevention and Intervention, Neurobiology, Early Development, and Attribution. These articles would be great for educators to read. Many times I think I don't always understand the medical side of my students with developmental disabilities. The more we know, the more we can serve! (comment by Emily Massey) – dbardwell

The mission of the KIDDRC is to support high quality basic and applied research relevant to the causes and prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

KIDDRC - Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

We also support research aimed at the prevention and remediation of some of the many secondary conditions associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as difficulty in language acquisition and behavior problems. For over four decades our Center, in partnership with the Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmentand other federal agencies, has played a major role in generating effective behavioral interventions aimed at the causes, prevention, and treatment for intellectual and related developmental disabilities, and in delineating basic knowledge of the underlying biology of typical and atypical development.

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This is like the "hub" for finding resources on those really hard to find ones, such as permanent supportive housing, community integration, homelessness, managed care, plus several more. This site isn't directly targeted at only individuals with developmental disabilities, but it does target individuals with "significant disabilities." As someone who serves a rural area, this offers a great support to find resources that are "hidden" in a way; housing is so hard to find that will meet the needs and financial resources of my students. There are also some interactive tools that I am going to use with my students so they can learn more about housing scenarios. (comment by Emily Massey) – dbardwell

National Down Syndrome Congress - NDSC promote the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public awareness, and information dissemination on all aspects of Down syndrome. Youth Information and Training Resource Centers - Home. For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

The ARC is an organization that works for and advocates for all people that have developmental disorders. They have multiple chapters that serve local areas. Each of those chapters offer a wide array of services. Services include, information and referral services, individual advocacy, self-advocacy initiatives, residential support, family support, employment programs, leisure and recreational programs. (comment by Emily) – dbardwell

Resource Library - NASDDDS. Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) AAIDD - Resources for Intellectual and Developmental Disability Professionals.

There were a couple of things that I immediately thought would be useful as an educator. The first was the FAQ's on Intellectually Disability. This would be a fabulous resource for regular education teachers to use to hopefully help understand those students with intellectual disabilities. The news and policy section would be great to keep up-to-date and keep parents informed. There are several great resources under Publications, but I really enjoyed what I learned from the journal, Inclusion. This is a journal I will now be reading on a regular basis. In the world of "no money for Sped" I really like that there are free webinars each month. I am going to start using these as professional development for myself and my paraprofessionals that work with my students with developmental disabilities. (comments by Emily) – dbardwell

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Project MED Educational Booklets and International Consensus Handbook

The booklets are available for download as PDF files only. 1. The economic benefits of hiring disabled employees.