Coordinating systems serving carers of children and adults with developmental disabilities

Coordinating systems serving carers of children and adults with developmental disabilities (2002). Janicki, M.

Aging adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities face many of the same challenges as other aging adults. Physical aging, social isolation, disengagement from work or activities and challenges of retirement are issues that must be faced by aging adults with cognitive disabilities in addition to the possibility of needing additional assistance from carers to determine their future. This report gives an overview of common definitions, care and support issues, and how systems can partner in the delivery of community support networks. Reproduced with permission of the U.S. Administration on Aging and The Lewin Group.

Promoting healthy aging, family support, and age-friendly communities for persons with developmental disabilities: Report of the 2001 Invitational Research Symposium on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

Promoting healthy aging, family support, and age-friendly communities for persons with developmental disabilities: Report of the 2001 Invitational Research Symposium on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (2002). Heller, T., Janicki, M, P., Hammel, J., & Factor, A.R.

This report summarizes the research to date and presents recommendations for future research, progressive policies, and innovative intervention to promote healthy aging, support aging adults and their families, and create age-friendly communities. These recommendations coalesce the thinking of the 100 plus international researchers, service providers, families and persons with disabilities who participated in the conference.

Using Assistive Technology to Maximize Function in Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Using Assistive Technology to Maximize Function in Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities (2002), Alvarez, T., Desi-Thalji, M., Wang, J., Budraja, S., Sundar, V. & Malik, C.

This training curriculum provides information and resources on how assistive technologies (AT) and environmental interventions (EI) can address age related changes in function for older adults with I/DD in every day contexts of the home, workplace, and community. The curriculum’s seven modules cover: basic AT-EI products and terminologies; seating, positioning, and mobility; sensory issues; gross and fine motor functioning; communication, cognition, and learning; and the AT_EI delivery process and funding. The training package contains a scripted instructor’s guide and power point slides for the seven modules. It was designed for professionals, para-professionals, and families. The content can be tailored to a 2-hour workshop or multiple sessions.

(Manual)
COST PER UNIT: $65.00 + Shipping
(CD-ROM)     
COST PER UNIT: $25.00

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Special Issue-Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research, Programming and Practice Implications

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Special Issue-Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research, Programming and Practice Implications (2000). Hammel, Joy, & Nochajski, Susan M. The Haworth Press, Vol 18 (1).

ISBN: 0270-3181
COST PER UNIT: $60.00
Order directly from the publisher at: www.HaworthPress.com or call 1-800-429-6784.

Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities

Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities (2000). Janicki, M. & Ansello, E. (Eds.) Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

This book provides practical approaches that enable older adults to remain in their homes and communities as they age. It draws on field-tested experiences and situations that can be applied to most settings. Topics include: financing services for older adults, collaboration between community agencies, health promotion, and designing age-related services.

ISBN: 1-55766-462-5 
COST PER UNIT: $58.00
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Value-based human resources management

Value-based human resources management (2000). Henry, D.B., Keys, C.B., & Factor, A.R., In M. Janicki & E. Ansello (Eds.), Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities. (271-286) Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Staff in health care and human services organizations that serve the general population may not have the skills to communicate with older adults with intellectual disabilities. This may lead to an inaccurate assessment of the individual’s needs and to an intervention which isn’t appropriate to his/her situation. This chapter explains how organizations can develop and implement management standards based on the values of empowerment, independence, choice, and autonomy to better serve older adults with intellectual disabilities and their families.

ISBN: 1-55766-462-5 
COST PER UNIT: $58.00
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