Hammel, J., McDonald, K. E., & Frieden, L. (2016) Getting to Inclusion: People With Developmental Disabilities and the Americans With Disabilities Act Participatory Action Research Consortium. Inclusion, 4(1), 6-15.
Despite the major advances achieved following the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, people with disabilities face persistent inequality and disparities in community living, community participation, and work and economic participation. Work in other areas is advancing frameworks that emphasize environmental determinants of key outcomes and using geographic information and data visualization to induce change. The Americans With Disabilities Act Participatory Action Research Consortium draws from these approaches to study trends in community living, community participation, and work and economic participation using participatory action research, and to help ADA centers and community stakeholders target disparities and increase full participation of people with disabilities, including those with developmental disabilities, in their communities.