Defining social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: an ecological model of social networks and community participation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559265
Title:
Defining social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: an ecological model of social networks and community participation
Authors:
Simplican, Stacy Clifford; Leader, Geraldine; Kosciulek, John; Leahy, Michael
Journal:
Research in developmental disabilities
Issue Date:
Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559265
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25543997
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Social inclusion is an important goal for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, service providers, and policymakers; however, the concept of social inclusion remains unclear, largely due to multiple and conflicting definitions in research and policy. We define social inclusion as the interaction between two major life domains: interpersonal relationships and community participation. We then propose an ecological model of social inclusion that includes individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and socio-political factors. We identify four areas of research that our ecological model of social inclusion can move forward: (1) organizational implementation of social inclusion; (2) social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living with their families, (3) social inclusion of people along a broader spectrum of disability, and (4) the potential role of self-advocacy organizations in promoting social inclusion
Keywords:
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES; SOCIAL INCLUSION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSimplican, Stacy Clifforden
dc.contributor.authorLeader, Geraldineen
dc.contributor.authorKosciulek, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorLeahy, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T15:19:44Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T15:19:44Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559265en
dc.descriptionSocial inclusion is an important goal for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, service providers, and policymakers; however, the concept of social inclusion remains unclear, largely due to multiple and conflicting definitions in research and policy. We define social inclusion as the interaction between two major life domains: interpersonal relationships and community participation. We then propose an ecological model of social inclusion that includes individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and socio-political factors. We identify four areas of research that our ecological model of social inclusion can move forward: (1) organizational implementation of social inclusion; (2) social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living with their families, (3) social inclusion of people along a broader spectrum of disability, and (4) the potential role of self-advocacy organizations in promoting social inclusionen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25543997en
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen
dc.subjectSOCIAL INCLUSIONen
dc.titleDefining social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: an ecological model of social networks and community participationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch in developmental disabilitiesen
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