Family focus on Self Determination is the fourth in the series of issues which will focus on specific topics: self-advocacy, employment, health, aging, family roles, and siblings.
For Professionals: Family Roles
Sessions designed to help adolescents learn how to set their own goals and deal with problems when they come up during transition.
This guide enables teachers and parents to help children become more self-determined individuals. With the help of parents and teachers, children will learn how to problem solve, set and achieve goals, and make decisions at school and at home.
This review provides a singular source for recent, influential research involving self-determination for youths and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so as to better guide intervention and supports related to the promotion of self-determination. Wehmeyer provides summaries as well as citations of representative studies.
Michael Wehmeyer, KUCDD, provides the outline of a lecture on "What is Self-Determination and Why Is It Important?" to illustrate that self-determination is a multi-faceted construct that is meaningful in a number of contexts for a large number of individuals.
"What is Self-Determination and Why is it Important" is part of a multi-media product consisting of a print-based, 16-page full-color publication and an accompanying web-presence that elaborates on stories and themes introduced in the print publication. The product, both print and web-based, provides a user-friendly, attractive introduction to self-determination and its importance in the lives of people with developmental disabilities by relating the stories of self-advocates, as well as their family and support staff.
This booklet provides an overview of the activities of the NGSD project, highlighting and detailing activities such as the development of task forces and the currently available products. It also describes the beliefs behind the NGSD project and lists self-determination resources for both professionals and families.
This guide provides advisors with a variety of resources, from general information regarding disability and advocacy to specific examples of activities that promote self-determination. Multiple organizations and individuals contributed to this guide, providing first-hand information from detailed traits of effective advisors to advice from both advisors and self-advocates.
“Lessons Learned in Scaling-Up Effective Practices: Implications for Promoting Self-Determination within Developmental Disabilities”,fourth in the series of papers for scaling-up promotion of self-determination, details the many challenges to this effort. This paper looks at existing research on scaling-up, expanding 'lessons learned' to the area of self-determination within the field of developmental disabilities.
“Self-Determination Across the Life Span: Issues and Gaps” is the third issue in a series of papers dedicated to scaling-up the promotion of self-determination. This issue synthesizes self-determination literature across the lifespan and identifies gaps between theory, research, and evidence-based practices.
“Personal Self-Determination and Moderating Variables that Impact Efforts to Promote Self-Determination” is the second issue in a series of papers dedicated to scaling-up the promotion of self-determination. This issue details the self-determination construct and discusses variables that impact intervention design and implementation.
“A Social-Ecological Approach to Promote Self-Determination” is the first issue in a series of papers to assist in the promotion of self-determination. This issue presents and outlines a social-ecological approach as a “model of intervention” to enhance self-determination interventions and efforts.
“Promoting Self-Determination for Adults: A Practice Guide” contains summaries and reviews of the four current evidence-based practices for developing self-determination for adults. A definition of each practice and its implementation are included with a summary of the research literature and an analysis of the level of evidence.
“Promoting Self-Determination: A Practice Guide” contains a review and summary of existing practices that enhance self-determination. Research literature is summarized, and existing empirical evidence of effective practices related to self-determination are included.
A key variable for a higher quality of life for people with disabilities is social capital. This paper focuses on the operation of social capital in the lives of people with disabilities and provides case studies of social capital at individual, group and community levels. It also discusses three necessary steps for the development of social capital among individuals with disabilities.