Special Issue "Quality of Life of People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities: The Power of Context and Supports"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 1606
Interests: self-determination in people with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder; the role of context in self-determination development; quality of life measurement and operacionalization in people with disabilities; inclusive education
Interests: quality of life and self-determination of people with and without disabilities (from early childhood to adult life); educational needs identification and personalized supports planning; evaluation of people with intellectual disabilities oriented to the planning of supports and interventions
Interests: support needs in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities; educational needs identification and personalized support plans; evaluation of students oriented to the planning of supports and interventions; inclusion; quality of life and self-determination
When people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) fight for their rights and act with self-determination, they nurture their sense of empowerment and improve their quality of life. To facilitate this quality-of-life enhancement, contexts and environments where people with IDD live and develop must provide for opportunities and deliver individualized support. It is widely known that contexts in which people with IDD live and develop shape their quality of life and self-determination expression. Further research is needed to understand how to build supportive environments in the lives of people with disabilities to improve their quality of life (and its dimensions), or ultimately, to enhance personal goals and results. In light of these premises, this Special Issue aims at advancing the literature on the role of contexts and supports in enhancing people with IDD quality of life. We therefore welcome theoretical and/or empirical contributions that broaden knowledge on those mechanisms leading to an improved quality of life through building positive environments and providing tailored and contextualized support.
Dr. Cristina Mumbardó-Adam
Dr. Eva Vicente Sánchez
Dr. Verónica M. Guillén Martín
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- quality of life
- support needs