Opening Doors: Breaking Through the Chain of Stigma and Improving Community Reintegration
What interventions within the scope of occupational therapy practice are effective for promoting community reintegration for formerly incarcerated people with intellectual disabilities?
By the end of this presentation, participants will:
- Define characteristics of individuals with intellectual disabilities who were formerly incarcerated and the impact of this on participation in their community
- Discuss the potential benefits of using an occupational therapy (OT) approach to facilitate successful reintegration for this population in efforts to reduce recidivism
- Identify effective evidence-based focus areas for interventions within the scope of OT to address community reintegration for returning citizens with intellectual disabilities
Recommended CitationConte, Elizabeth; Vesey, Megan; and Neumann, Nuriya, "Opening Doors: Breaking Through the Chain of Stigma and Improving Community Reintegration" (2018). Collaborative Research and Evidence shared Among Therapists and Educators (CREATE Day). Paper 77.