While voting rights for adults with disabilities vary across states, the skill of voting is one important practice of citizenship, and thus active engagement in community. The skills required to inform voting require reading comprehension to reason with information, and self-determination to make choices based upon that information. This resource supports special educators of high school or postsecondary individuals with intellectual disabilities to articulate personal opinions on political issues, and to then compare political candidates using those issues.
Burchard, M.S., Konopasek, L., Layman, B., Myers, S., and Poston, L. (2020). Comparing candidates on issues when voting. Media Literacy for Teaching Special Education by the Partnership for Media Literacy for Exceptional Populations, 1(2). https://mosaic.messiah.edu/