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Advising Through Self-Determination

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

“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.

Personal Self-Determination and Moderating Variables that Impact Efforts to Promote Self-Determination

“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.

Accessing Social Capital: Implications for Persons With Disabilities

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.

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