Serving adults with Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Submitted by RKenyon on December 24, 2013 - 12:49pm
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Hi group users,
Prior to 1975, there were few to no services or access to education for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public school districts were not required to serve "handicapped" children until the passage of federal legislation, "Education for All Handicapped Children Act." Parents of children and adults with developmental disabilities worked with agencies and schools to provide access to their children with significant physical and learning needs.
In my 2nd adult education assignment in the 1970s, I workied with the population of adult students who had intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program was located in Broward County, Florida and had multiple locations serving thousands of students. That adult education program continues to exist and provides daytime and night programs for all students with disabilities.
I am interested in hearing from group members that work in similar adult education programs. Please tell us where yours in located and what the curriculum consists of. Don't be afraid to post a message ---- Your experience can help others.
Rochelle Kenyon, SME