Research Reports/Briefs

HealthMatters for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Building Communities of Practice for Health

HealthMatters for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Building Communities of Practice for Health A Research to Policy Brief from AUCD and UIC’s RRTCDD (November 14, 2016) Abstract The emergence of accessible health promotion initiatives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) over the past 20 years demonstrates great promise for improving their health …

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AAIDD Research Brief: Health and Wellness for People with IDD

Sisirak, J. & Marks, B. (2015). AAIDD Research Brief: Health and Wellness for People with IDD. AAIDD National Goals Conference People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have begun to participate in their own health promotion and disease prevention activities and are learning how to advocate for their own health. Over the next decade, a …

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NPs Promoting Physical Activity: People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Marks, B. & Sisirak, J. (2017). NPs Promoting Physical Activity: People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(1), e1–e5. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.10.023 Abstract People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are not residing in large congregate care centers due to legislative, attitudinal, and treatment changes, and they are living longer than their …

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Bridging Aging and Developmental Disabilities Service Networks: Challenges and Best Practices

Bridging Aging and Developmental Disabilities Service Networks: Challenges and Best Practices (2012). Factor, A., Heller, T. & Janicki, M. This report identifies policy and service delivery issues pertaining to older adults with developmental disabilities and their families and recommends opportunities to enhance collaboration among the aging, disability, and long-term care networks. Key policy initiatives addressed …

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‘My Thinker’s Not Working’: A National Strategy Enabling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Quality Supports

‘My Thinker’s Not Working’: A National Strategy Enabling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Quality Supports (2012). Janicki, M. & Keller, S.This report was an outcome of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices.  It provides a summary of the challenges facing the nation as …

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Impact: Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Impact: Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Winter, 2010). Heller, T., Stafford, P.B., Davis, L.A. & Sedlezky, L. Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) and the Research and Training Center on Community Living and Employment, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. Volume 23, Number 1. Offers fresh, practical, …

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Report on the State of Science on Health Risks and Aging in People with Intellectual Disabilities

Report on the State of Science on Health Risks and Aging in People with Intellectual Disabilities (2009). Haveman, M.J., Heller, T., Lee, L.A, Maaskant, M.A, Shooshtari, S., Strydom, A. IASSID Special Interest Research Group on Aging and Intellectual Disabilities/Faculty Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Dortmund. This paper summarizes a review of the scientific literature over the …

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