Learning Materials Developer & Interactive Lecturer
Spassiani, N., Heffron, J., Hammel, J., & Angell, A. (in press). Using Photovoice as a Participatory Method to Identify and Strategize Community Participation with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128
Background: Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) experience barriers to community participation, yet their insider experiences of environmental barri...
O'Leary, L., Hughes-McCormack, L., Dunn, K., & Cooper, S. (in press). Early death and causes of death of people with Down syndrome: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, doi:10.1111/jar.12446. ISSN 1360-2322
Background: It is thought that people with Down syndrome die younger than the general population, but that survival rates are improving.
Methods: Five databases were searched...
Meisner, B. A., Linton, V., Séguin, A., & Spassiani, N. A. (2017). Examining Chronic Disease, Pain-Related Impairment, and Physical Activity Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Canada: Implications for Current and Future Aging Populations. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 33(3), (182-192). doi:10.1097/tgr.0000000000000154. ISSN 0882-7524
Purpose: With high levels of chronic disease (CD) and pain-related functional impairment (PFI), and low levels of physical activity (PA) among middle-aged and older adults, it...
Lecturer in Learning Disabilities
Spassiani, N. A. (in press). It's Okay to Teach People with an Intellectual Disability about Their Disability. The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability
This paper introduces a newly accredited university programme for students with an intellectual disability (ID). The curriculum is largely based on disability studies pedagogy...
Friedman, C., & Spassiani, N. A. (2017). Getting Out There: Community Support Services for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Medicaid HCBS Waivers. Inclusion, 5(1), (33-44). doi:10.1352/2326-6988-5.1.33. ISSN 2326-6988
Despite an increased number of community-based services, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) continue to struggle with meaningful community participa...
E. E. Sutherland, & L. B. MacFarlane (Eds.), (2016). Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: best interests, welfare and well-being
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is acknowledged as a landmark in the development of children's rights. Article 3 makes the child's best interests a primary consid...
Durbin, J., Selick, A., Casson, I., Green, L., Spassiani, N., Perry, A. & Lunsky, Y. (2016). Evaluating the Implementation of Health Checks for Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Primary Care: The Importance of Organizational Context. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 54(2), 136-150. doi:10.1352/1934-9556-54.2.136. ISSN 1934-9556
Compared to other adults, those with intellectual and developmental disabilities have more health issues, yet are less likely to receive preventative care. One strategy that h...
Martin, C., Fleming, M. & Mccorkindale, S. (2015). Measurement properties of the Illness Perception Questionnaire in practitioners working with patients with co-morbid schizophrenia and learning disability. European journal for person centered healthcare. 4(1), 215-220. doi:10.5750/ejpch.v4i1.1073. ISSN 2052-5648
Rationale, aims and objectives: The widely-used Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ) adapted for use in patients with major mental health problems and those who care and wor...
Stavert, J. (2015). The exercise of legal capacity, supported decision- making and Scotland’s mental health and incapacity legislation: working with CRPD challenges. Laws, 4(2), (296-313). doi:10.3390/laws4020296
Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, particularly as interpreted in the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities General Com...
Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Taggart, L., Carey, M., Stacey, L., Madelia, P., Scott, J., …Northway, R. (2014). Type 2 Diabetes education for adults with intellectual disabillities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27(4), (297-328). doi:10.1111/jar.12107. ISSN 1360-2322
Aim: Our goal was to adapt a self-management type 2 diabetes educationprogramme developed for the non-disabled population (DESMOND) for usewith adults with intellectual disabi...