Let's Talk about Health: Engaging College Students with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and Support Staff in Conversations about Health and Wellness Needs

  • Lindsey Ryan Oakes Doctoral Candidate, Public Health Education, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Benjamin Hickerson
  • Jeffery J. Milroy
Keywords: health, wellness, college students, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, inclusive postsecondary education programs

Abstract

This study explored the health experiences and health promotion needs of college students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) through individual interviews with current college seniors (n = 5) and recent college graduates (n = 3) with IDD, and support staff (n = 9) within a Southeastern universityâs inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) program. Interviews with college seniors and recent graduates with IDD involved photo elicitation and a que-sorting exercise.  Interviews with IPSE program staff involved reactions to the que-sorting results of the interviewees with IDD. Thematic findings from current college seniors/recent college graduates with IDD and IPSE program staff are discussed. 

Published
2020-02-25
How to Cite
Oakes, L. R., Hickerson, B., & Milroy, J. J. (2020). Let’s Talk about Health: Engaging College Students with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and Support Staff in Conversations about Health and Wellness Needs. Journal of Inclusive Postsecondary Education, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.13021/jipe.2020.2476