Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, Shriver Center
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For people with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD), making friends and participating in the community can be a challenge. Pathways to Friendship (Pathways), is a collaboration between The Arc of Massachusetts (The Arc) and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) with an evaluation component provided by The Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research (CDDER). Pathways includes training and consultation to disability service organizations on approaches to improve community inclusion and establish friendships between people with and without IDD.
Intellectual and Developmental Disability, IDD, friendship, community participation, inclusion
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American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 2018 Annual Meeting
Clifford, Christine J. and Ross, Jim, "Pathways to Friendship - Building Friendships One Person at a Time: An innovative two-year project to expand and improve the inclusion of people with IDD" (2018). Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center Publications. 64.
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