Brief or new: Interagency collaborations to support adults with developmental disabilities in college campus living
Interagency collaboration in provision of a campus transition living program for young adults with developmental disabilities is described. Given the current imbalance of available resources versus need for service provision, creative teamwork is imperative. Schools and community agencies interact with young adults to apply classroom learning to real-life experiences. This project demonstrates through specific student experiences successful behavioral strategies, challenges and benefits of this life skills program as the evidence of the efficacy of this model. The purpose of this model is three-fold: (1) to provide real-life transitional living experiences in combination with classroom learning for young adults with developmental disabilities; (2) to provide an innovative service delivery model for collaboration of community agencies utilizing alternative funding; (3) to relate the service delivery process to occupation and address the care, values, choices, needs, and interventions used to support and improve performance in occupational engagement and participation.
Rose, J. F., Heine, D. M., Gray, C. M. (2005). Brief or new: Interagency collaborations to support adults with developmental disabilities in college campus living. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 19(1-2), 165-171.