Assessing Community Environments and Participation with People with I/DD: A Consumer Directed Approach (R10)


Principal Investigator: Joy Hammel, OTR/L, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator(s): Gary Kielhofner, PhD, Robin Jones, OT, MPA

Goals:

* Use and evaluate a participatory action research process to:
o assess community environments & participation of people with I/DD
o study the extent people aging with I/DD are participating in home and community environments
o identify barriers and supports of participation within and across environments
o identify how existing environmental access guidelines can be improved
* Evaluate factors influencing access to & active participation in home and community environments & use of technologies
* Develop a web-based, consumer-directed, community environment assessment tool to identify best practice examples
* Inform the development of access-ready, age-friendly community environments and technologies




RELATED RESEARCH FINDINGS AND PRODUCTS (1998-2003)

The Identification and Evaluation of Best Practice Assistive Technology and Universal Design Solutions and Services for Older Adults with Mental Retardation

The Identification and Evaluation of Best Practice Assistive Technology and Universal Design Solutions and Services for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Final Report

Continued Employability of Older Adults with Mental Retardation

Continuing Employability of Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Final Report