Let’s talk about health: Engaging college students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and support staff in conversations about health and wellness needs.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Benjamin Hickerson, Associate Professor (Creator)
Jeffrey John Milroy, Associate Director (Creator)
Lindsey Ruth Oakes (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This study explored the health experiences and health promotion needs of college students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) through individual interviews with current college seniors (n = 5) and recent college graduates (n = 3) with IDD, and support staff (n = 9) within a Southeastern universityâs inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) program. Interviews with college seniors and recent graduates with IDD involved photo elicitation and a que-sorting exercise. Interviews with IPSE program staff involved reactions to the que-sorting results of the interviewees with IDD. Thematic findings from current college seniors/recent college graduates with IDD and IPSE program staff are discussed.

Additional Information

Journal of Inclusive Postsecondary Education, 2(1), 66-87. doi:10.13021/jipe.2020.2476
Language: English
Date: 2020
health, wellness, college students, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, inclusive postsecondary education programs

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