Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Summer 2020

Department

Community and Regional Planning

First Major Professor

Susan Bradbury

Degree(s)

Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP)

Major(s)

Community and Regional Planning

Abstract

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) can have a multitude of different challenges, and they require assistance with daily activities, mostly from their parents. After 21 years of age, public services individuals with disabilities may receive can be limited. This requires primary caregivers, mostly parents of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to intensively care for their children. Difficulties and constraints are experienced by many parents of individuals with IDDs in terms of assisting community recreational activities. This research study focuses on understanding the experiences of parents of adult children with IDDs who are aged over 21, specifically in Ames, Iowa. It considers what city planners, the city, and community members can do better serve people with IDDs and their families.

Copyright Owner

Aya, Higuchi

File Format

PDF

Embargo Period (admin only)

6-24-2020

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