Community-Based Interventions

Community-based interventions refer to interventions that are implemented in the environments that people naturally inhabit, such as in the home or surrounding community (e.g., neighborhoods, schools, churches, work sites, or other organizations). Interventions that occur in clinical, office, institutional, or hospital settings are not community-based interventions. Community-based interventions may focus on the individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability and be used to facilitate the learning and generalization of new skills to the natural environments in which the skills are used. Additionally, community-based interventions may focus on a group, organization, or community and be used to directly address a social problem or concern (e.g., lack of integrated employment for people with disabilities) or to increase the community’s capacity to address the issue (e.g., increased ...

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