for Postsecondary Students
Center on Disability Self-Determination Topic
This resource provides lists of research articles, tips, groups/organizations,
stories, books, reports, and manuals about self-determination. It’s
a good place to start searching through a variety of important documents
Mithaug, D. E., Mithaug, D. K., Agran, M., Martin, J. E.,
& Wehmeyer, M. L. (Eds.). (2003). Self-determined learning
theory: Construction, verification, and evaluation. Mahwah,
NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
This volume brings together four areas of research—choice,
self-determination, self-regulation, and self-management—to
form a new theory called self-determined learning. Although aimed
primarily at leaders in special education, it can also appeal to
researchers and scholars in psychology, educational psychology,
and school psychology who are interested in the applications of
self-regulated learning theory.
Holburn, S., & Vietze, P. M. (Eds.). (2002). Person-centered
planning: Research, practice, and future directions. Baltimore,
MD: Paul H. Brookes.
This book discusses ways that person-centered planning can improve
the lives of individuals with different levels of disability living
in various environments. It provides instructions to help professionals
assess an individual’s preferences, explores how person-centered
planning can reduce challenging behavior, and gives professional
development strategies for staff adopting person-centered planning.
Supported by quantitative and qualitative research, this book gives
professionals a complete picture of the challenges and benefits
person-centered planning can bring—and equips them with strategies
for making it work.
This program supports the four principals of self-determination:
freedom, authority, support, and responsibility. Their mission is
to improve the health and health care of all Americans. This project
has focused on increasing the choices for adults in managing their
supports. Several states participated in this project and developed
tools and practices that support persons with disabilities and promote
increased control over the dollars and services that are needed for
them to fully participate in their communities. Their Web site offers
information, resources, practices, and links to additional self-determination
Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
DO-IT is a project supported by the University of Washington assisting
youth and adults with disabilities to successfully pursue college
and careers. DO-IT provides resources, publications, videotapes,
and programs that support and promote the independence, self-determination,
and full participation of youth and adults with disabilities.
Disabled Students Union
The National Disabled Students Union (NDSU) is a national, cross-disability,
student organization dedicated to social justice for all. Their
mission is to mobilize and organize students with disabilities
throughout the nation in order to continue the legacy of empowerment
and community solidarity that is our heritage. The Web site includes
a listserv, contact information, and archives of NDSU activities
since they were established in 2001.
Person-Centered Planning Education Site
Person-centered planning is an approach to empowering people with
disabilities to define the direction for their own lives through
development of a set of methods and resources. The focus is on people
and their needs, and not on the systems that may or may not be available
to serve them. This site from Cornell University provides online
self-study courses to learn the basics of person-centered planning.
These self-study courses each provide an introduction and overview
of the topic, an activity and quiz for learner self-assessment,
and a list of in-depth readings, links, and resources.
A Web site from the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts-Boston,
designed to provide information to students with cognitive disabilities who
are interested in finding ways to attend college. The site includes information
for students, family members, and professionals, and features a searchable
database of postsecondary education programs, a discussion board designed by
students, a listserv, and links to Web-based resources.
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