FDP Research and Outcomes
The FDP has over ten years of program implementation, data collection, and research behind it.
Decreased incidents of interpersonal violence: the average number of incidents of interpersonal violence significantly decreased over the program from:
Increase in size of social network: participants’ social network size significantly increased from an average of:
Peer-reviewed articles about the program’s effectiveness
- Ward, K.M., Atkinson, J.P., Smith, C.A., & Windsor, R. (2013). A friendships & dating program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A formative evaluation. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 51(1), 22-32.
- Ward, K. M., Windsor, R., & Atkinson, J. P. (2012). A process evaluation of the Friendships and Dating Program for adults with developmental disabilities: Measuring the fidelity of program delivery. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(1), 69-75.