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A review of 36 studies of outcomes for nearly 5,000 people with intellectual & developmental disabilities moving from large institutions to community living arrangements found high consistency in positive change in daily living skills. Studies specifically addressing social skill development, language & communication skills development, self-care & domestic skill development & community living skill development also showed positive outcomes associated with leaving large institutions.
institutional living; state institutions; adaptive behavior; daily living skills; challenging behavior; habilitation; active treatment; residential programs
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52972