International Disability Organizations

World Health Organization - Mental Health The World Health Organization's Department of Mental Health web pages offers news, documents, fact sheets and links to resources about mental health problems.  The recent IASSID's Reports on Aging and Intellectual Disabilities are featured here as well.

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID): Special Interest Group on Aging and Intellectual Disability (SIRGAID) The Special Interest Research Group on Aging and Intellectual Disability of the International Association for the Scientific Study on Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) is an international network of researchers, clinicians, providers, administrators, and others who are interested in furthering the study of aging in people with intellectual disabilities.

Developmental Disabilities Center This web site from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada provides information on developmental disabilities, including abstracts from the journal Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, and information on ICAD-L, and a listserv on abuse and violence in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) A web site from the University of Buffalo. The mission of CIRRIE is to facilitate the sharing of information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries.

International Network for Research in Elder Care (INREC) The International Network for Research on Elder Care (INREC), founded in 1998, comprises a group of social and behavioral-science researchers from five countries whose interests lie at the intersection of several topics: the demography of population aging and of family and social-support networks in old age; patterns and trends in disease, functioning, and disabilities that give rise to needs for personal care in old age; and patterns of exchange and support between generations, including the care received by older persons unable to live independently; the respective roles of family members and of formal or institutional service providers in those care patterns; and the impact of public policies on those patterns.

Central England People First This is an organization of people with learning difficulties speaking up for themselves. Central England People First is operated by people with learning disabilities. Federal Agencies Agency for Health Care Policy & ResearchBroad programs of research bring practical, science-based information to medical practitioners and to consumers and other health care purchasers.

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