Background: Requiring adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to go on community outings with co-residents and staff is contrary to community-living policy's focus on person centredness and choice of activities/companions. Method: We analysed 2018-19 National Core Indicators data from 36 US states concerning 7968 adults living in staffed, non-family, multi-client settings. The focus outcome was being able to stay home if you want when others in your home go out. Results: The 42.0% of participants who could stay home were more likely to go out with friends, family or alone, and less likely to go out with staff. Those who could stay home participated in a similar variety of community activities and went out more often to shop or for errands. Conclusions: Individuals who could stay home likely had more choice about where, when and with whom they went out. Strategies for greater person-centredness are proposed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities|
|State||Published - Sep 2022|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Development of this article was supported by Grant #90RTCP0003 to the Research and Training Center for Community Living from the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not therefore necessarily represent official NIDILRR policy. The authors thank the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS)and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) for granting access to the NCI‐IPS 2018–19 data.
© 2022 The Authors. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
- block treatment
- community participation
- intellectual and developmental
- living arrangements
- staying home alone
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