My topic for assignment 1 in this class focused on how the living environments of adults with intellectual/ developmental disabilities affects their levels of social inclusion and community involvement. I found this topic to be very interesting but I may have to alter my focus for assignment 2 based on the availability of systematic reviews/ meta analyses about the topic. I will most likely continue to focus on individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, but my focus within that topic will likely change.
My name is Emily Daugherty and I’m originally from Warren, Ohio. I am a third year social work major with minors in youth development and dance. In my career I want to focus on working with children and adolescents. I am currently planning on getting my master’s degree and becoming a school social worker. My experience working with children and adolescents includes teaching dance classes, working with the Boys and Girls club, and being a camp counselor. These experiences have influenced my research interests for this class. I don’t have a specific topic yet, but some areas I am interested in are education, children affected by HIV/AIDS, children with disabilities, and dance therapy.
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