Participants in this study described the process as being even more challenging when the child had a developmental disability
. Participants highlighted important concerns about the prevalence of developmental disabilities in CPS, understanding of what constitutes a developmental disability
, the impact of developmental disability
on screening and assessment, and perceived supports to improve the system's ability to identify and assess the needs of children with developmental disabilities and their families.
Six of the largest developmental disability
service providers in Sedgwick County were included in this case study.
In the field of developmental disability
, the thrust of social policy is toward "closing institutions and establishing community-based facilities" (Braddock, Fijiura, Hemp, Mitchell, & Bachelder, 1991, p.
Making a Difference is an important document that addresses some unclear issues around the neglect and abuse of people who live with developmental disability
. It was prepared for the Ministry for Children and Families for agencies in British Columbia, but the contents are essential for anyone working in a setting that provides care for people with developmental disability
The Nursing Home Reform Act, part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, directed states to move all people with a developmental disability
who did not have a medical reason to be there, out of nursing homes and into the community.
Because this study's focus was Ohio, the Ohio Revised Code section 5126.01((51 Ohio Revised Code, 2014), which mandates programs and services for individuals with development disabilities, was used to define developmental disability
. Developmental disability
is defined as a severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments (other than a mental or physical impairment solely caused by mental illness as defined in division A of section 5122.01 of the Revised Code), it is manifested before age twenty-two, and it is likely to continue indefinitely.
Drawing on 30 years of experience in vocational services for persons with developmental disabilities, Wiegan discusses the value of meaningful employment for both the person with developmental disability
and for society as a whole, and offers a step-by-step system for developing a successful jobs program for persons with developmental disabilities, based on a business model rather than the traditional social services model.
The program provides preschool and support for children whose parents have some type of developmental disability
* developmental disability
and a mental health issue and challenging behaviours.
An estimated 1.49 percent of the civilian population lives with some form of a developmental disability
(Larson et al., 2001).
Since the introduction of supported employment, and the implementation of legislation such as the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986 and the Developmental Disability
Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (1984), rehabilitation counselors have been increasingly responsible for serving a diverse pool of clients.
The authors begin by exploring the history of sexual and social disadvantage of people with developmental disability
. They describe in detail how old beliefs continue to shape societal assumptions and policies about the rights of people who have developmental disability