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Inclusion Criteria

To be appropriate for QualityMall.org, all products and resources must meet these criteria for inclusion:

Overall Criteria

1

The product represents efforts to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Quality of life here indicates that the product is based on the principles of

(a) self-determination of people with disabilities.

(b) community living and inclusion for people with disabilities.

(c) valuing people with disabilities and seeking their contributions.

2

The product represents elements that may be used or replicated elsewhere.

3

The product is likely to be of broad interest within the field of developmental disabilities.

4

The product content fits into one of the planned stores (see store directory).

5

Organizational activities and materials that may be useful to others are profiled as products, rather than the organizations themselves. If you represent an organization, nominations should surround the activities and products of your organization.

Criteria for Materials and Resources

1

Materials can be print publications, periodicals, sound or video recordings, CD-ROMs or other digital media, or Websites that are self-contained and stand-alone. Materials that are part of or descriptive of training seminars, projects, or organizations should not be listed directly, but described under the program description (see below).

2

The item is currently available (i.e., books are in print, Websites are on-line, etc.) and has been published or updated in the last ten years (exceptions may exist in special circumstances).

3

Materials are of at least good or adequate quality.

4

The material can be adapted for use in various settings or geographic locations.

Criteria for Organizations, Projects and Activities

1

The program has been in existence for at least one year (exceptions will be identified.)

2

The program can be adapted for use in other settings or geographic locations.

3

The program has a mechanism to incorporate ongoing feedback from consumers and their family members and direct support staff members.

4

The program or initiative has materials (publications, Web links, or other) available to give interested people adequate information about the program.

5
Program has measurable and desirable outcomes in improving quality of life for persons with disabilities.

 
 
 

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