The Tampa Scientific Conference on Intellectual Disability, Aging, and Health: Final Report

The Tampa Scientific Conference on Intellectual Disability, Aging, and Health: Final Report (2003). Davidson, P.W., Heller, T., Janicki, M, P., & Hyer, K.

This report identifies the gaps in knowledge about the health of older persons with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. It contains a research agenda for health and mental health outcomes based on the recommendations of the 75 researchers, health professionals, older adults with disabilities, and families who participated in this international conference.

Nursing clinics of North America: Intellectual and developmental disabilities

Nursing clinics of North America: Intellectual and developmental disabilities (2003). Volume 38, No. 2. Hahn, Joan Earle & Marks, Beth A.

This quarterly journal issue reviews new diagnostic and nursing management techniques for individuals with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. Articles address a variety of adult/later life concerns including health promotion, sexuality, the nurse’s role in caring for older people, nursing care resources, and support through assistive technologies.

ISSN: 0029-6465 
COST PER UNIT: $51.00
Order directly from W.B. Saunders Company at www.wbsaunders.com or 1-800-654-2452

Mental health, intellectual disabilities and the aging process

Mental health, intellectual disabilities and the aging process (2003). Davidson, P.W., Prasher, V.P., & Janicki, M, P.

Evidence suggests that mental health disorders may occur in up to half of all people with intellectual disability and that these disorders accelerate significantly with age. This book discusses the mental health and behavior needs of adults with intellectual disabilities. It is a major sourcebook on mental health conditions and treatment choices for this population.

ISBN: 1-405-101644 
COST PER UNIT: $44.95
Order directly from Wiley at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/ or 1-800-216-2522

Las experiencias compartidas de familias Latinas de adolescentes y adultos con autismo / Shared experiences of Latino families of adolescents and adults with autism

Las experiencias compartidas de familias Latinas de adolescentes y adultos con autismo / Shared experiences of Latino families of adolescents and adults with autism (Adolescentes y adultos con autismo un estudio de cuidado familiar proyecto Latino). (2003), Magana, S., Seltzer, M.M. & Krauss, M.W.

This bilingual report presents the challenges and rewards of caregiving expressed by Latino families who were part of a national study of families caring for adolescent and adult sons or daughters with autism. Families share their thoughts about their children living at home and away from home, their perspectives on caregiving, how their lives have changed, and what they have learned from this experience.

Family Handbook on Future Planning

Family Handbook on Future Planning (2003). Davis, Sharon, (Ed.). Produced by The Arc of the United States and the RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities.

This guide helps families take the initial steps to address the future personal, legal, and financial needs of their sons or daughters with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It teaches families how to review and inventory their relative’s needs and strengths, determine what the plan should include, and locate qualified professionals and resources to finalize the plan. It is an update of The Arc’s 1991 handbook on future planning and the 1989 publication How to Provide for Their Future.

Also available at The Arc website: www.thearc.org
To order bound copies contact Jill Fosse at The Arc:
fosse@thearc.org, (301) 565-5476

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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