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AUCD - Posters: Quality of Life

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


Assessment of self-determined behavior in secondary students with intellectual and learning disabilities
Miguel-Angel Verdugo, Ph. D., Director, INICO
Marta, Ph. D., INICO, University of Salamanca, SPAIN

Self determined behavior of secondary school studnets was assessed with the ARC's Scale adapted to Spanish by the research team. Exploratory factor analysis gave rise to four factors explaining the 65'1 % of the variance.

Caregivers? Quality of Life: A Spanish Study
Cristina Jenaro, Ph.D., Full Professor, INICO
Noelia, Ph.D., INICO

Quality of life and quality of working life was assessed in a sample of 400 Spanish caregivers for dependent individuals (intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, severe physical disabilities, aging). Negative and positive consequences associated with care have been analyzed. Psychological interventions are proposed to increase QoL.

The Impact of a Community?s Physical Environment on the Inclusion of Individuals
Keith Christensen, MLA, Assistant Professor, Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Individuals with disabilities are disproportionally affected by conditions in a community?s physical environment, which result in fewer opportunities to participate socially in the community. We describe community environment policy and practices to support the social integration of individuals with disabilities in community.

Information Accessibility & the Disability Community
Jacy Bell, Program & Data Coordinator, Sonoran UCEDD

With one?fifth of the population experiencing some level of disability, what are the roles and responsibilities of library and information professions? This poster will explore the barriers to accessible information and discuss best practices and next steps for better serving the needs of the disability community and creating more inclusive information environments.

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