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    State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental...

    The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a thorough and one-of-a-kind analytical study of public spending and programmatic trends in intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) services within the United States. In the 11th edition, extensive analyses are presented on each state’s performance over a period of 40 years, through fiscal year 2015. Launched in 1982, the study is directed by noted researcher Dr. David Braddock.  This informative and data-rich study is a must-have reference for anyone working in the disabilities field.
    The 11th edition presents analyses of: out-of-home placements in 2015; federal, state, and local Medicaid spending in FY 2013-2015; fiscal effort (a state’s spending for IDD services from federal, state, and local sources per $1,000 aggregate statewide personal income); and annual cost of care across years for residents in five settings, followed by a look to the future in terms of demographic and legal forces, implications of changes to Medicaid, and key challenges foreseen for the future.  As in previous editions, the 11th edition also provides statistical profiles for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as for the country as a whole.
    Year : 2017
    Author : David L. Braddock, Richard E. Hemp, Emily S. Tanis, Jiang Wu, and Laura Haffer


    • The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability

      This book is the authoritative resource on the application of diagnostic information concerning intellectual disability (ID) in death penalty cases. In a landmark decision in Atkins v. Virginia in 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that executing someone with ID is a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. In its 2014 decision, Hall v. Florida, the Court ruled that, while states have the right to establish their own rules for handling Atkins cases, they cannot ignore scientific and medical consensus regarding intelligence and the nature and diagnosis of ID. The Court rejected the use of an IQ test score of 70 as a bright-line cutoff for determining ID and ruled that all evidence pertinent to the claim, including adaptive behavior assessments, should be considered.

      This publication provides a comprehensive and cogent resource for the use of the range of professionals involved in the determination process for intellectual disability within the criminal justice system. The following are among the critical topics addressed: foundational considerations, including diagnostic criteria, the definition of ID, the analyses of Atkins cases; assessment considerations; intellectual functioning, including IQ testing and the Flynn effect; adaptive behavior; and related topics, such as cultural and linguistic factors, competence to waive Miranda rights and to stand trial, retrospective diagnosis, malingering, comorbid disorders, educational records, and professional issues.

      You may purchase the e-book version of The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability by clicking here


      Preface by Edward A. Polloway, Editor

      Foreword by Honorable Kevin F. Foley

      Part I: Foundational Considerations, chapters by

      • Edward A. Polloway, James R. Patton, and J. David Smith
      • Marc J. Tassé
      • Gary N. Siperstein and Melissa A. Collins
      • John H. Blume and Karen Salekin

      Part II: Assessment Considerations

      A. General Topics, chapters by
      • Keith F. Widaman
      • Stephen Greenspan, George W. Woods, and Harvey N. Switzky
      B. Intellectual Functioning, chapters by
      • Kevin S. McGrew
      • Dale G. Wilson
      • Stephen Greenspan and J. Gregory Olley
      C. Adaptive Behavior, chapters by
      • Stephen Greenspan
      • J. Gregory Olley
      • Caroline Everington, Gilbert S. Macvaugh III, Karen L. Salekin, and Timothy J. Derning
      Part III: Related Topics, chapters by
      • Richard Ruth
      • Karen L. Salekin and Caroline Everington
      • Denis W. Keyes and David Freedman
      • George W. Woods, David Freedman, and Timothy J. Derning
      • James R. Patton
      • Karen L. SalekinGilbert S. Macvaugh III, and Timothy J. Derning
      • Gilbert S. Macvaugh III, Mark D. Cunningham, and Marc J. Tassé
      Year : 2015
      Author : Edited by Edward A. Polloway


      • Disability and Public Health – OUT OF STOCK

        Public health professionals have had few opportunities to learn about disability in a public health context. Now Disability and Public Health provides a thorough roadmap to professionals and describes how disability complements a public health context. By promoting an understanding of disability, the book provides a basis for enhancing the success of all of public health initiatives.

        “This text will most certainly become a cornerstone for building a public health discipline that will help to develop a more comprehensive approach to understanding the ecology of health disparities for people with disabilities and strategies to improve access to affordable, quality health care.”  Leslie Rubin, M.D., Emory University

        “Disability and Public Health is an important and overdue contribution to the core curriculum of disability studies in public health education. With its broad cross-disability and consumer-centric focus, nothing quite like this book of readings has been published, to my knowledge, with a public health
        perspective. This is a thought-provoking and enlightening book for students, faculty, administrators, and service providers in public health and for the disability-related clinical professions.” David Braddock, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, University of Colorado System

        Topics covered by the book:

        • History and culture of disability
        • Advocacy and the role of government and public policy in disability
        • Disability epidemiology
        • Disparities and determinants of disability
        • Models of approach to disability
        • Disability and health promotion
        • Disaster preparedness
        Year : 2009
        Author : Charles E. Drum, Gloria L. Krahn, and Hank Bersani Jr.


        • Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocati...

          epubThis is an e-book version of Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocating for Intellectual Disability Rights.
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          See our E Reader Tips for successful downloading.  
          Year : 2015
          Author : Amanda J. Rich


          • The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability (E-Pub)

            epubThis is an e-book version of The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability.
            Click here for information about this book. 
            See our E Reader Tips for successful downloading.
            Year : 2015
            Author : Edited by Edward A. Polloway


            • Forging a Federal-State Partnership:A History of Stat...

              Forging a Federal-State Partnership provides an insider’s view of how the federal government assumed a dominant role in disability policy between the Kennedy and Obama eras. The book highlights the roles played by the federal government and the states in disability policy. Specifically, it focuses on the emergence of Medicaid as the primary funding source for intellectual and developmental disability services. The book offers a perspective on the evolution of public policy which is missing from most renditions of disability history.

              Features and Benefits

              Gain an insider’s view of how the federal government assumed a predominant role in the disability policy arena between the Kennedy era and Obama era. Learn about the many ways in which the sometimes contentious interactions between the federal government and the states have influenced public policy outcomes. In particular, readers will learn about: 
              • Federal disability assistance programs in the pre-Medicaid era – including legislation enacted during the Kennedy administration – and how these programs influenced the direction of subsequent national disability policies;
              • The influence of the Developmental Disabilities Act on federal-state policy over the past four decades;
              • The emergence of the Medicaid program as the primary source of funding for public ID/DD services, from the creation of the ICF/MR coverage option, to the establishment of the home and community-based waiver authority, to Medicaid policy in the post-health reform era;
              • The critical role litigation has played in shaping public policy toward persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities;  
              • The impact of Social Security and SSI payments on the availability of ID/DD services; and
              • An insightful analysis of issues which are likely to shape the direction of future federal-state policy toward persons with lifelong disabilities.

              This is a unique history of the revolutionary changes in public policy toward persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the past fifty years, written by a close observer of the events as they unfolded.

              Audience for the Book

              The primary audience for Forging a Federal-State Partnership includes faculty and students of government policy, disability agency officials, disability providers and  trainers. Executive branch officials, legislative staff, and analysts of disability policy also should be interested in this book. In addition, the contents are relevant to case managers, clinicians, and other professionals working directly with persons with developmental disabilities. 
              Year : 2011
              Author : Robert Gettings


              • Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocati...

                This goal of this compelling book is to broaden our understanding of the process and construct of advocacy—particularly advocacy that changes policies and practices affecting the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Dr. Rich analyzes a series of interviews with a cross-section of intellectual disability (ID) advocates at the local, state, and national level. The reader will gain fresh insights into a variety of views and experiences of ID advocacy through the eloquent words of all those interviewed. In the words of one individual, “Do not forget the moral dimension of this work.”

                Professionals and students in all areas of the field, including self-advocates, will find this book both thought-provoking and helpful in making a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and families they serve. In the words of another advocate interviewed, “Build strong relationships. See other people’s point of view. Spread your message evenly, know your audience, and listen.”

                You may purchase the e-book version of Standing Together and Finding a Voice Apart: Advocating for Intellectual Disability Rights by clicking here
                Year : 2015
                Author : Amanda J. Rich