Parent Involvement in Meaningful Post-School Experiences for Young Adults With IDD and Pervasive Support Needs

Zachary Rossetti, Donna Lehr, Dana Pelerin, Shuoxi Huang, Leslie Lederer
2016 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  
Despite initiatives supporting young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to engage in post-secondary education and integrated employment, those with more intensive support needs are not as easily involved in these post-school experiences. In an effort to learn from positive examples, we examined parent involvement in meaningful post-school experiences by eight young adults with IDD and pervasive support needs. Secondary analysis of data from a prior interview study
more » ... ded this smaller sample of eight young adults with meaningful post-school experiences. Their parents were actively involved as fierce advocates and creative problem solvers. The active involvement of parents included: a) attitudinal facilitators, b) advocacy efforts and perceptions, and c) strategic actions. Implications for future research and practice are described.
doi:10.1352/1934-9556-54.4.260 pmid:27494125 fatcat:6zzwhdh5vbbexfaika5v4aigxu