Assistive Technology and You: A Guide For Families and Persons With Disabilities

Assistive Technology and You: A Guide For Families and Persons With Disabilities (1997), Hedman, G., Hooyenga, K.,Politano, P. & Sposato, B.

This guidebook provides information about the various uses of assistive technology for accessibility, activities of daily living, augmentative communication, computer access, environmental control, seating, mobility, and work site modification. It contains photographs and descriptions of devices, their applications, and guidelines to help families and users become informed consumers in selecting equipment. The guide was written by assistive technology clinicians and reviewed by consumers, families and community agency professionals. It was developed by the Assistive Technology Unit at the Institute on Disability and Human Development in collaboration with the RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities.

Older Adults With Mental Retardation and Their Families

Older Adults With Mental Retardation and Their Families (1997). Heller, T. A chapter in Bray, N. W. (Ed.) International Review of Research in Mental Retardation-Vol 20.

This chapter addresses the needs of older adults with mental retardation and their families from a psychosocial model that examines age-related changes and from the broader perspective of demographic and service trends affecting this population.

ISBN: 0-12366-2206
COST PER UNIT: $104.95
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Making Choices As We Age: A Peer Training Program

Making Choices As We Age: A Peer Training Program (1996). Heller, T., Preston, L., Nelis, T., Brown, A. & Pederson, E.

This is a curriculum for training persons with disabilities and their co-trainers how to teach other adults with mental retardation about: choice making, rights and responsibilities, how to make healthy choices, and things to do in their free time. The Trainer’s Guide uses a “train-the-trainer” approach so the persons with disabilities who are trainers and their co-trainers can learn how to teach effectively and how to administer each module. The Coordinator’s Guide provides guidelines for administering the training program and for building support for peer trainers and the other participants who they, in turn, train.

COST PER UNIT: $55.00 for Trainer’s Guide and Coordinator’s Guide+Shipping
(Additional Trainer’s Guides are $25.00 each)

Aging With Developmental Disabilities: Changes in Vision

Aging With Developmental Disabilities: Changes in Vision (1996). Flax, M.E.,& Luchterhand, C.

This brief provides answers to the following questions: What are the typical changes in vision as people age? How will vision loss affect the adult with developmental disabilities? What can be done to make the best of the vision someone has? What information is helpful to bring to an eye care specialist? What should you ask at the eye exam? Where can a person get additional information and assistance regarding vision problems?

Can be downloaded at no charge

Voices That Count Training Package

Voices That Count Training Package (Videotape, DVD, or Audio Cassette) Presenter’s Guide (1993), Pederson, E., & Chaikin, M.

Voices That Count prepares people with developmental disabilities to present to boards, committees and other decision-making groups about how to involve people with developmental disabilities. It empowers people to become part of the decision-making process that affects their own lives. Through Voices That Count, people with developmental disabilities will learn how to approach and present to professional and community organizations about the leadership roles and contributions people with developmental disabilities can make. Speakers will also learn how to give boards and committees ideas on how to recruit, support, and build partnerships with people with developmental disabilities.

COST PER UNIT: $85.00+Shipping

Person-Centered Planning for Later Life: A Curriculum for Adults with Mental Retardation

Person-Centered Planning for Later Life: A Curriculum for Adults with Mental Retardation (1993). Sutton, E., Heller, T., Sterns, H.L., Factor, A. & Miklos, S.

This research-based curriculum enables adults with mental retardation to actively plan for their later years by teaching aging concepts and choice making skills. The 20-week training, which includes a student notebook, provides classroom and community experiences for making choices regarding healthy aging, free-time activities, work and retirement, and improving living arrangements.

COST PER UNIT: $55.00 for Curriculum and Trainer’s Guide+Shipping
(Available in English, Dutch and German)