Project DIG Summary Report
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are commonly overlooked in society because of a combination of social, economic, political, and cultural barriers. Due to such constraints, they also experience a wide range of health and community disparities that result in negative impact on their quality of life and well-being (Mpofu et al., 2020; Akyurek & Bumin, 2017). While many community-based organizations provide a variety of supports for people with disabilities, far less common are those providing therapeutic horticulture (TH) programs within the scope of their services. This report provides information about and recommendations for TH as an increased practice for supporting and promoting the quality of life and well-being of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
rural, disability, independent living, community participation, therapeutic horticulture
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Boehm Barrett, T. (2024). Project DIG Summary Report. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities. Retrieved from: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/ruralinst_health_wellness/60