Let's Talk about Health: Engaging College Students with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and Support Staff in Conversations about Health and Wellness Needs




Oakes, Lindsey
Hickerson, Benjamin
Milroy, Jeffrey J.

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The Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities


This study explored the health experiences and health promotion needs of college students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) through individual interviews with current college seniors (n = 5) and recent college graduates (n = 3) with IDD, and support staff (n = 9) within a Southeastern universityâs inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) program. Interviews with college seniors and recent graduates with IDD involved photo elicitation and a que-sorting exercise. Interviews with IPSE program staff involved reactions to the que-sorting results of the interviewees with IDD. Thematic findings from current college seniors/recent college graduates with IDD and IPSE program staff are discussed.



health, wellness, college students, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, inclusive postsecondary education programs, Health and Human Performance


Oakes, L. R., Hickerson, B., & Milroy, J. J. (2020). Let's talk about health: Engaging college students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and support staff in conversations about health and wellness needs. Journal of Inclusive Postsecondary Education, 2(1), pp. 1-22.


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