Nursing Care Resources for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Life Span

Nursing Care Resources for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Life Span (2003). Marks, B.A., Brown, A., Hahn, J.E. & Heller, T. The Nursing Clinics of North America: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 38(2), 373-393.

The resources encourage individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), along with their parents/families or caregivers to learn about a range of topics including advocacy issues, assistive technology (AT), communication, health care access, disability history and culture, health promotion, and disability related legislation. Additionally, age-specific resources are included to address particular needs of infants and young children, adolescents, and older persons. Lastly, resources related to professional associations and organizations that advocate and disseminate research findings for individuals with I/DD and their caregivers across the life span are provided.

Nursing care resources for individuals with IDD across the lifespan – 2003

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Coordinating systems serving carers of children and adults with developmental disabilities

Coordinating systems serving carers of children and adults with developmental disabilities (2002). Janicki, M.

Aging adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities face many of the same challenges as other aging adults. Physical aging, social isolation, disengagement from work or activities and challenges of retirement are issues that must be faced by aging adults with cognitive disabilities in addition to the possibility of needing additional assistance from carers to determine their future. This report gives an overview of common definitions, care and support issues, and how systems can partner in the delivery of community support networks. Reproduced with permission of the U.S. Administration on Aging and The Lewin Group.

Promoting healthy aging, family support, and age-friendly communities for persons with developmental disabilities: Report of the 2001 Invitational Research Symposium on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

Promoting healthy aging, family support, and age-friendly communities for persons with developmental disabilities: Report of the 2001 Invitational Research Symposium on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (2002). Heller, T., Janicki, M, P., Hammel, J., & Factor, A.R.

This report summarizes the research to date and presents recommendations for future research, progressive policies, and innovative intervention to promote healthy aging, support aging adults and their families, and create age-friendly communities. These recommendations coalesce the thinking of the 100 plus international researchers, service providers, families and persons with disabilities who participated in the conference.