Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

Description

This study describes a book club for college students with intellectual disabilities (ID) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and its implications for serving adults with ID. This population is defined as an individual with an IQ of 75 and below who has problems with communication, self-care and socialization. This group is part of a larger category of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) which include physical problems such as limited physical mobility created due to conditions such as cerebral palsy. Intellectual disabilities are usually diagnosed before the individual reaches the age of 18.

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Matthew Conner, Ph.D., has a Ph.D. in American Literature and an MLS. He is the author of The New University Library: 4 Case Studies (ALA, 2014) and is the former president of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Currently, he works as a librarian at the University of California, Davis.

Leah Plocharczyk has an MLS and an MA in Sociology, currently employed at the Florida Atlantic University Library. She is active in mentoring students, leadership and library outreach. She has published articles on library collaboration with marine mammal stranding networks and conflict management within libraries.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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The Stories that Unite Us: Socialization and Inclusion of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Through Library Book Clubs

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

This study describes a book club for college students with intellectual disabilities (ID) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and its implications for serving adults with ID. This population is defined as an individual with an IQ of 75 and below who has problems with communication, self-care and socialization. This group is part of a larger category of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) which include physical problems such as limited physical mobility created due to conditions such as cerebral palsy. Intellectual disabilities are usually diagnosed before the individual reaches the age of 18.

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2019/Articles/11