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!
Inclusion December 2015 Special Issue: National Goals 2015
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).
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