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.

Nutritional Status and Risk Factors for Chronic Disease in Urban-Dwelling Adults With Down Syndrome

Nutritional Status and Risk Factors for Chronic Disease in Urban-Dwelling Adults With Down Syndrome (2004). Braunschweig, C.L., Gomez, S., Sheean, P., Tomey, K.M., Rimmer, J.H., Heller, T. In American Journal on Mental Retardation (March 2004), Special Issue on Aging, 109(2). Guest Editor: Marsha M. Seltzer, Ph.D. RRTCADD Principal Investigator, pp.186-193.

Attitudinal and Psychosocial Outcomes of a Fitness and Health Education Program on Adults With Down Syndrome

Attitudinal and Psychosocial Outcomes of a Fitness and Health Education Program on Adults With Down Syndrome (2004). Heller, T., Hsieh, K., Rimmer, J.H. In American Journal on Mental Retardation (March 2004), Special Issue on Aging, 109(2). Guest Editor: Marsha M. Seltzer, Ph.D. RRTCADD Principal Investigator, pp.175-185

Improvements in Physical Fitness in Adults with Down Syndrome

Improvements in Physical Fitness in Adults with Down Syndrome (2004). Rimmer, J.H., Heller, T., Wang, E., Valerio, I. In American Journal on Mental Retardation (March 2004), Special Issue on Aging, 109(2). Guest Editor: Marsha M. Seltzer, Ph.D. RRTCADD Principal Investigator, pp.165-174

American Journal on Mental Retardation

American Journal on Mental Retardation (March 2004), Special Issue on Aging, 109(2). Guest Editor: Marsha M. Seltzer, Ph.D. RRTCADD Principal Investigator

Defining a National Health Research Agenda for Older Adults With Intellectual Disabilities

Defining a National Health Research Agenda for Older Adults With Intellectual Disabilities (2004). Davidson, P.W., Heller, T. & Hyer, K. In Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities (March 2004). Janicki, M. (Ed.). 1(1). pp. 2-9.

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. Read More...

Defining a national health research agenda for older adults with intellectual disabilities

Defining a national health research agenda for older adults with intellectual disabilities (2004). Davidson, Philip W., Heller, Tamar, Hyer, Kathryn. pp. 2-9.

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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African American families who care for adults with developmental disabilities or mental illness: A call for research

African American families who care for adults with developmental disabilities or mental illness: A call for research. Magaña, S. (2004). African American Perspectives, 10, 129-139.
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The health and well-being of Black mothers who care for their adult children with schizophrenia

The health and well-being of Black mothers who care for their adult children with schizophrenia. Magaña, S., Greenberg, J., & Seltzer, M. (2004). Psychiatric Services, 55, 711-713.
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Aging With Developmental Disabilities:  Emerging Models for Promoting Health, Independence, and Quality of Life

Aging With Developmental Disabilities:  Emerging Models for Promoting Health, Independence, and Quality of Life (2004). Heller, T. In B. Kemp and L. Mosqueda (Eds.). Aging With a Disability:  What the Clinician Needs to Know (pp. 213-233). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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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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Genetically-Linked Syndromes in Intellectual Disabilities

Genetically-Linked Syndromes in Intellectual Disabilities (2004). Henderson, C.M. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.31-41.

Controlled Evaluation of Support Groups for Grandparent Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities and Delays

Controlled Evaluation of Support Groups for Grandparent Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities and Delays (2004). McCallion, P., Janicki, P.M., & Kolomer, S.R. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(5), 352-361.

Cultural Context of Caregiving: Differences in Depression Between Puerto Rican and Non-Latina White Mothers of Adults With Mental Retardation

Cultural Context of Caregiving: Differences in Depression Between Puerto Rican and Non-Latina White Mothers of Adults With Mental Retardation (2004). Krauss, M.K., Magana, S., & Seltzer, M.M. Mental Retardation, 42(1), 1-11.
http://www.aaiddjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1352/0047-6765(2004)42%3C1:CCOCDI%3E2.0.CO;2

Older Adults With Intellectual Disability in Residential Care Centers in Israel: Health Status and Service Utilization

Older Adults With Intellectual Disability in Residential Care Centers in Israel: Health Status and Service Utilization (2004). Merrick, J., Davidson, P.W., Morad, M., Janicki, M.P., Wexler, O. & Henderson, C.M. In American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(5) pp. 413-420.

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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