National Goals Conference: Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Strand

National Goals in Research, Practice and Policy for and with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Setting a National Agenda for Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Research, Practice, and Policy

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 were developed in each strand 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.

View Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Issue Brief, AAIDD Inclusion Journal Article, and Video

Getting Involved in Research and Training: A Guide for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Heller, T., Nelis, T., Collins, S. & Pederson, E.L. (2012)

This guide explains to people with disabilities how they can participate in research and training projects, describes what research and training is, and what a participant can do. It also provides examples of projects and of ways to address problems others have had when working on research and training. It was developed by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities and the National Gateway to Self-Determination.  It is also on the National Gateway to Self-Determination website http://www.aucd.org/ngsd/template/index.cfm.
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Self-Determination Across the Life Span: Issues and Gaps

Self-Determination Across the Life Span: Issues and Gaps (2011). Heller, T., Schindler, A., Palmer, S.B., Wehmeyer, M.L., Parent, W., Jenson, R., Abery, B.H., Geringer, W., Bacon, A. & O’Hara, D.M. In Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal – Special Issue on Self-Determination, 19 (1), 31-45.

Personal Self-Determination and Moderating Variables That Impact Efforts to Promote Self-Determination

Personal Self-Determination and Moderating Variables That Impact Efforts to Promote Self-Determination (2011). Wehmeyer, M.L., Abery, B.H., Dalun, Z., Ward, K., Willis, D., Amin-Hossain,A., Balcazar, F., Ball, A., Bacon, A., Calkins, C., Heller, T., Goode, T., Dias, R., Jesien, G., McVeigh, T., Nygren, M., Palmer, S.B. & Walker, H.M. In Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal – Special Issue on Self-Determination, 19 (1), 19-30.