Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Experience of Direct-Care Providers Who Support Young Adults With Disabilities During the Transition From School To Adult Life in the Community
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Touro College, New York, NY, USA
  • Touro College, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • First Foot Forward Preschool at the JCC of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY, USA
  • NYOT, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Experience of Direct-Care Providers Who Support Young Adults With Disabilities During the Transition From School To Adult Life in the Community
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505097. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2013
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505097. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2013
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Focus group interviews were used to learn about the experiences of seven direct-care providers who provide services to young adults with disabilities during the transition to adult life in the community. A focus was on the relationships formed when assisting the young adults with ADLs and IADLs required for independent adult life. The Five Cs of Compassionate Supports model emerged to describe the participants’ experiences and the relationships formed with the young adults and their families.

Primary Author and Speaker: Meira Orentlicher

Additional Authors and Speakers: Rena Fazilov, Nicole Taubman, Talya Weinstock