Self-directed Support: Impact of Hiring Practices on Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Families

Self-directed support: Impact of hiring practices on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and families, (2012). Heller, T., Arnold, C.K., van Heumen, L., McBride, E.J., & Factor, A. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 117, 464-477.
http://www.aaiddjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1352/1944-7558-117.6.464

The Future is Now: A Future Planning Training Curriculum for Families and Their Adult Relatives with Developmental Disabilities

The Future is Now: A Future Planning Training Curriculum for Families and Their Adult Relatives with Developmental Disabilities (2010). Factor, A., DeBrine, E., Caldwell, J., Arnold, K., Kramer, J., Nelis, T. & Heller, T.
This curriculum equips families and their adult relative with a disability with the communication skills and information to jointly plan for the future.

Latina mothers caring for a son or daughter with autism or schizophrenia: Similarities, differences and the relationship between co-residency and maternal well-being

Latina mothers caring for a son or daughter with autism or schizophrenia: Similarities, differences and the relationship between co-residency and maternal well-being. Magaña S & Ghosh, S. (2010). Journal of Family and Social Work, 13, 227-250.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2903044/

Family Support Interventions for Families of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Family Support Interventions for Families of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2009). Heller, T. & Schindler, A. In L.M. Glidden and M.M. Seltzer (Eds.), International review of research in mental retardation, Vol. 37, (pp. 299-333). Oxford, U.K.: Elsevier Ltd.

Though families are considered the primary provider of support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), only a small amount of I/DD funding in the United States goes toward offering assistance to these families. In addition, formal interventions typically target families of children with I/DD, which are no longer available when the individual enters adulthood. This chapter reviews the literature on family support interventions for families caring for adults with I/DD. It first examines the impact of lifelong caregiving and the support needs of these families. It then draws attention to various interventions currently available for these families.

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