Use of State Institutions for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Illinois (2006). Nelis, T. & Rizzolo, M.
This brief describes residential services in Illinois. It reports the number of people with I/DD in different types of residential settings and compares the cost of institutional care to living in small homes in the community.
RRTCADD Disability Research Brief: Body Weight Status of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (2006). Yamaki, K., Heller, T. & Rimmer, J.
This brief compares the rates of obesity between adults with and without I/DD from 1985 to 2000. It is based on an analysis of the National Health Interview Surveys.
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Lessons Drawn From the Critique of the Hissom Closure Evaluation (2006). Fujiura, G.T. Mental Retardation, 44, 372-375
Future Planning Resource Guide for Families and Adults With Developmental Disabilities in Illinois (2006, rev.). Caldwell, J., Lopez, E., DeBrine, E., Factor, A., Heller, T. & Ennis, D.
This updated guide helps families navigate the maze of adult services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. It responds to families’ need for a centralized source of information that describes adult services and how to access them. Content includes an overview of the service system and information on legal and financial planning, vocational and residential services, community supports, recreation and leisure opportunities, transportation, and advocacy. Information is in a user-friendly, question-and-answer format that was recommended by families. The guide is a template that other communities can follow in providing information on local services. Also available in Spanish!
Sibling Connections Newsletter (Fall 2005). Kramer, J. & Heller, T. RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities.
Highlights of the RRTCADD’s first conference for siblings of people with disabilities held on October 29-30, 2004. The conference featured nationally known experts on the lifelong relationships of people with disabilities and their siblings and also provided siblings the chance to hear local experts in the field of disability and the opportunity to network with each other.
Life Course Studies of Siblings of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (2005). Seltzer, M.M., Greenburg, J.S., Orsmond, G.I., & Lounds, J. Mental Retardation, 43(5), 354-359.
Information About Preparing Community Agencies for Adults Affected by Dementia Project (PCAD Project) (2005). Janicki, M., Dalton, A., McCallion, P., Baxley, D., & Zendell, A.
A preliminary report about the NIDRR funded research project on how community agencies adapt their services for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Healthy Aging and Community Participation: National Goals, Current Knowledge, and Future Research (2005). Heller, T., Janicki, M. & Hawkins, B. In K. C. Lakin, & A. Turnbull (Eds.), National Goals and Research for Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (pp 311-322). Washington, DC: American Association on Mental Retardation.
Aging with a Developmental Disability: 2005 White House Conference on Aging Listening Session Testimony (2005). Factor, A.
This brief identifies the issues that aging adults with I/DD and their families face, indicating why their service and support needs should be included in the 2005 White House Conference on Aging Agenda.
Physical Activity and Fitness (2005). Rimmer, J.H. & Hiss, S. B. 87-128.
This chapter is part of a larger collection titled Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. It is published by the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) in Washington DC.
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