Inclusive Community Service Among College Students With and Without Intellectual Disability: A Pilot Study
Although community service is a widespread practice in most higher education institutions, few studies of inclusive community service experiences have appeared in the literature. In this pilot study, 10 college students with and without intellectual disability worked together to jointly plan a community service project, carry it out, and reflect upon their experiences. Qualitative interviews with and observations of participating students and staff revealed several important findings related to their perceptions of the experience, the nature of students’ interactions, and suggestions for future inclusive service opportunities. We present ways for structured, inclusive service experiences to be incorporated more fully into the collegiate experience for students with intellectual disability.
Manikas, A., Carter, E.W., Bumble, J. (2018). Inclusive Community Service Among College Students With and Without Intellectual Disability: A Pilot Study. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(3), 225-238.