Self-determination Across the Life Span: Independence and Choice for People with Disabilities

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Deanna J. Sands, Michael L. Wehmeyer
P.H. Brookes Pub., 1996 - Education - 353 pages
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Discover how to enable people with disabilities to make their own choices -- from simple, everyday decisions to complex, life-changing ones. This progressive resource presents vital information on the theoretical, developmental, and applied aspects of self-determination. Its practical suggestions for promoting self-determination in school and community settings are essential for professionals who provide support services or intervention as well as for parents and people with disabilities.

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Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, is Professor, Department of Special Education; Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and Associate Director, Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas. He is the author of 195 refereed articles or book chapters and has authored or edited 20 books on disability and education-related issues pertaining to self-determination, transition, universal design for learning and access to the general curriculum for students with severe disabilities, and technology use by people with cognitive disabilities. He is a member of the board of directors and a fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, a past president of the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) Division on Career Development and Transition, and editor-in-chief of "Remedial and Special Education," In 1999 Dr. Wehmeyer was the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Early Career Research Award from the CEC's Division for Research. In 2003 he was awarded the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities National Education award.

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