Teaching Note—Description and Preliminary Evaluation of a Modified College Experience for Adults With Intellectual Disability
This article describes the implementation and preliminary evaluation of a modified college experience for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) at a small liberal arts college. To increase social work students’ interest in working with this population and access of people with IDD to higher education, Bridges to Skidmore was founded in 2010 as a low-cost method for providing cooperative learning opportunities for students and individuals with IDD. Preliminary evaluation reveals that participation can change students’ attitudes toward those with IDD, which may increase their intention to work with this population in the future. The program has created an enriching experience for the college students, lecturing professors, and adults with IDD, and can be easily replicated on other campuses.
Remis, K., Moore, C. D., Pichardo, J., Rosario, Z., & Moore, J. P. (2017). Teaching Note—Description and Preliminary Evaluation of a Modified College Experience for Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Journal Of Social Work Education, 53(2), 354-360. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1260504