Adult Perspectives on Literacy in Community Settings

In this study, we share the preliminary findings from interviews with adults with intellectual disability and developmental disabilities about literacy. We also present findings from interviews with staff who work with them in community settings. In sharing these unique perspectives, we hope to spark conversation about how community programs can integrate literacy learning opportunities and facilitate literate outcomes for adults with ID and DD. Participants will contemplate the meaning of literacy from the perspective of adults with intellectual disability and developmental disabilities. From this poster, participants will have a better understanding of the stigmas attached to continued literacy learning for adults with intellectual disability and developmental disabilities. Participants will think critically about how community agencies can facilitate literacy learning opportunities. Participants will understand the importance of self-determination and the value placed on continued learning by adults with intellectual disability and developmental disabilities. Participants will leave with ideas about how to advocate for and implement opportunities for continued literacy learning for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • DAY 1. The Thursday Poster Presentation SessionThursday, December 4, 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Grand Ballroom North B (Set Up will be 1:30 to 4:30 PM)
  • DAY 2. The Small meeting sessionsFriday, December 5, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Mtg Planner Office A
  • BEST Posters AwardsFriday, December 5 at 2:10 PM. Grand Ballroom North B