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Wednesday, December 2 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Investigating Literacy Learning Opportunities for Adults with ID/DD in a Community Setting LIMITED

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Literacy skills support self-determination, lifelong learning, expanded opportunities for fulfilling work and careers, and meaningful interactions within the community. Adults with Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) have traditionally had limited opportunities to continue acquiring literacy skills. This case study investigated the impact of embedded professional development on the literacy learning opportunities of individuals with ID/DD. Before and after the intervention, we interviewed service providers and individuals with ID/DD, conducted a literacy dig of the work environment, and investigated priorities represented in Individual Service Plans (ISPs). We discuss implications for improving literacy learning opportunities and make recommendations for future research.

Learning Objectives: 

• Articulate the importance of literacy across the lifespan
• Make connections between challenges related to literacy learning in adult services and K-12 education
• Understand the importance of developing policies, procedures, and programs that communicate literacy learning as a priority for adults with ID/DD
• Think about the challenges present in building capacity and sustaining implementation of literacy learning programs in community work settings.


Susan Copeland

Professor, University of New Mexico

Jessica McCord

Educational Consultant, ACERI Partners

Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Salon F 1402 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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