Building a life: Examining the advocacy and social experiences of students with intellectual disability in inclusive postsecondary education

Katie Ducett, Beth Myers

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Abstract

College is becoming an option for individuals with intellectual disability (ID) at increasing rates with the formation and funding of Inclusive Postsecondary Education (IPSE) programs. The social experiences of students in these programs are important to understand. We review literature about IPSE programs and the social experiences of students with ID who attend them. We also examine qualitative data from one of the authors' studies to examine social interaction during IPSE. This qualitative work explores how the components of self-advocacy were enacted through social interaction by IPSE student participants. Implications are given for higher education practitioners aiming to enhance and sustain student social experiences during IPSE programs. Research implications are also presented based on the gaps and findings discussed throughout this work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial and Communicative Functioning in Populations with Intellectual Disability
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking Measurement
EditorsMarie Moore Channell, Laura J. Mattie
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Pages307-356
Number of pages50
ISBN (Print)9780443132759
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities
Volume64
ISSN (Print)2211-6095

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Developmental disability
  • Inclusive postsecondary education
  • Intellectual disability
  • Self-advocacy
  • Self-determination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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