State of the Science Conference on Lifespan Health and Function of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Translating Research Into Practice

State of the Science Conference on Lifespan Health and Function of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Translating Research Into Practice (2011). Heller, T., Rimmer, J., Hsieh, K., Fujiura, G. & Behrens, C.
The key goals of the research presented in this State of Science Conference on Lifespan Health and Function is to increase knowledge about 1) improving health and function of the individual with I/DD and their families including health disparities and health promotion intervention; 2) enhancing family and consumerā€ directed community based care; 3) reducing environmental barriers and increasing supports for health and participation; and 4) developing and testing assessment tools and intervention. In addition the conference is exploring ways to bridge the disability and aging networks to provide health and long–term care supports to adults with disabilities and their families through the life span.