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.