American Journal on Mental Retardation: Special Issue on Family and Service System Supports

American Journal on Mental Retardation: Special Issue on Family and Service System Supports (September 2004). Heller, T. (Ed.). Volume 109, Issue 5.

Guest Editor: Tamar Heller, Ph.D., Director of the RRTC on Aging and Developmental Disabilities. This issue of the American Journal on Mental Retardation addresses the effects of aging on families caring for persons with intellectual disabilities in Australia, the United States, Israel, and Ireland and discusses the impact on their health and social service systems.

Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities

Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities (March 2004). Janicki, M. (Ed.). 1(1).

Matthew Janicki, Ph.D., Editor-in-chief: Associate Director for Technical Assistance of the RRTC on Aging and Developmental Disabilities
The Journal features content related to policy development, service design, working methods and treatment procedures, financial, administrative and legal frameworks. To subscribe, contact Wiley at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/ or 1-800-216-2522

Older Adults with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities and Their Aging Family Caregivers

Older Adults with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities and Their Aging Family Caregivers (Rev. March, 2004). Heller, T., & Factor, A.

This fact sheet uses a question-and-answer format to present frequently requested information about aging with mental retardation. It provides an overview of demographics, age-related changes, service and support needs for older adults and their families, and new service models and resources.

Predictors of Use of Nursing Homes and State Institutions for Persons with DD

Predictors of Use of Nursing Homes and State Institutions for Persons with DD (2004). Rizzolo, M.K. 

This RRTCADD research brief explains the wide variation in states’ use of nursing homes and state institutions compared to community residential options for individuals with developmental disabilities. It also compares the health characteristics of nursing home residents with and without developmental disabilities.

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Disability Research Brief: Evaluation of a Consumer Directed Program: Illinois

Disability Research Brief: Evaluation of a Consumer Directed Program: Illinois (2004). Heller, T. & Caldwell, J. 

This research brief presents the outcomes of Illinois innovative consumer-directed Home Based Support Services Program for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. It compares participants and non-participants on service use and satisfaction, community involvement, and the need for out-of-home residential placements.

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Public Spending for Developmental Disabilities in the United States: An Historical-Comparative Perspective

Public Spending for Developmental Disabilities in the United States: An Historical-Comparative Perspective (2004). Braddock, D., Rizzolo, M.C., Hemp, R. & Parish, S. In R.J. Stancliffe and K.C. Lakin (Eds.) Cost and Outcomes of Community Services for People With Intellectual Disabilities. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Company.

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the cost of community services for individuals with I/DD. It examines the criteria used to allocate funds, differences in outcomes and costs for various service models, and policy considerations in developing individualized services within state systems.

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Supporting Aging Caregivers and Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning

Supporting Aging Caregivers and Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning (2004). Heller, T., Caldwell, J. & Factor, A. 

This brief evaluates the outcomes of an innovative training curriculum that equips adults with disabilities and their families with the communication skills and information to jointly plan for the future with the support of peer mentors who have already made plans.

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