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National Goals Conference: Families Strand

National Goals in Research, Practice and Policy for and with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Setting a National Agenda for Family Research, Practice, and Policy

In August 2015, a National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice working meeting was held in Washington, DC to summarize the current state of knowledge and identify a platform of national goals, organized by 10 focus areas, in research, practice, and policy in intellectual and developmental disabilities. The products were developed in each strand for a variety of audiences with the overarching goal of advancing a research agenda that will influence policy and practice for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the next 10 years.

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Caregiving and Family Support Interventions: Crossing Networks of Aging and Developmental Disabilities

Heller, T., Gibbons, H.M., & Fisher, D. (2015). Caregiving and Family Support Interventions: Crossing Networks of Aging and Developmental Disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 53(5), 329–345.

Abstract

This scoping review addressed the following questions: (a) What types of caregiver interventions are being done in both aging and developmental disability research? (b) How are these interventions similar and different? (c) What kinds of outcomes do these interventions have? (d) What innovative approaches are these interventions using? and (e) What can each field (developmental disabilities and gerontology) learn from the other based on this review? The disability review spanned 20 years (1992–2012), resulting in 14 studies; the aging review spanned 5 years (2008– 2012), resulting in 55 studies. Data from the final selected studies were then extracted and compared on research design, type of intervention (governmental programs, small-group psychosocial, and other), and outcomes. Generally, in both fields, family-support interventions benefited participants’ well-being and improved service access and satisfaction. Increased partnership between the fields of aging and developmental disabilities is critical to future scholarship in caregiving for both populations.

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Guidelines for Dementia-Related Health Advocacy for Adults With Intellectual Disability and Dementia: National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Kathleen M. Bishop, Mary Hogan, Matthew P. Janicki, Seth M. Keller, Ronald Lucchino, Dawna T. Mughal, Elizabeth A. Perkins, Baldev K. Singh, Kathy Service, Sarah Wolfson, and the Health Planning Work Group of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (2015)

Guidelines for Dementia-Related Health Advocacy for Adults With Intellectual Disability and Dementia: National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, February 2015, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 2-29. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-53.1.2

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Use of promotoras de salud in interventions with Latino families of children with IDD

Magaña, S., Lopez, K., Paradiso de Sayu, R., Miranda, E. (2014). Use of promotoras de salud in interventions with Latino families of children with IDD. In R. Hodapp (Ed.) International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, 47, IRRDD, UK: Academic Press, 2014, pp. 39-75.
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Improving health behaviours of Latina mothers of youths and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Magaña, S., Li, H., Miranda, E., & Paradiso, R. (2014) Improving health behaviors of Latina mothers of youths and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. doi: 10.1111/jir.12139

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The Political Arithmetic of Disability and the American Family: A Demographic Perspective

Fujiura, G. (2014) The Political Arithmetic of Disability and the American Family: A Demographic Perspective. Family Relations Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 63(1), pp. 7-19.

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Reciprocity and Social Capital in Sibling Relationships of People With Disabilities

Kramer, J., Hall, Allison, & Heller, T. (2013) Reciprocity and Social Capital in Sibling Relationships of People With Disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, (51)6, 482-495. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-51.6.482

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Siblings: Long-Lasting Ties by Tamar Heller

Siblings: Long-Lasting Ties by Tamar Heller

Health outcomes of mid-life and aging Latina and Black American mothers of children with developmental disabilities

Magaña, S., & Smith, M.J. (2006). Health outcomes of mid-life and aging Latina and Black American mothers of children with developmental disabilities. Mental Retardation, 44, 224-234.

Health behaviors, service utilization and access to care among older mothers of color who have children with developmental disabilities

Magaña, S. & Smith, M. (2008). Health behaviors, service utilization and access to care among older mothers of color who have children with developmental disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 46, 267-280.

Older adults of color with developmental disabilities and serious mental illness: Experiences and service patterns

Magaña, S. & Ghosh, S. (2014). Older adults of color with developmental disabilities and serious mental illness: Experiences and service patterns. In K. Whitfield and T. Baker (Eds.) Handbook of Minority Aging. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Research to Practice Self-Determination Series: Self-Determination and Aging

Edited by Tamar Heller & Alan Factor
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Self-directed Support: Impact of Hiring Practices on Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Families

Self-directed support: Impact of hiring practices on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and families, (2012). Heller, T., Arnold, C.K., van Heumen, L., McBride, E.J., & Factor, A. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 117, 464-477.
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Health of Aging Family Caregivers in Illinois

Health of Aging Family Caregivers in Illinois (2010). Yamaki, K., Hsieh, K. & Heller T.
This brief compares the rates of obesity between adults with and without I/DD from 1985 to 2000. It is based on an analysis of the National Health Interview Surveys.

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The Future is Now: A Future Planning Training Curriculum for Families and Their Adult Relatives with Developmental Disabilities

The Future is Now: A Future Planning Training Curriculum for Families and Their Adult Relatives with Developmental Disabilities (2010). Factor, A., DeBrine, E., Caldwell, J., Arnold, K., Kramer, J., Nelis, T. & Heller, T.
This curriculum equips families and their adult relative with a disability with the communication skills and information to jointly plan for the future. Read More...

Latina mothers caring for a son or daughter with autism or schizophrenia: Similarities, differences and the relationship between co-residency and maternal well-being

Latina mothers caring for a son or daughter with autism or schizophrenia: Similarities, differences and the relationship between co-residency and maternal well-being. Magaña S & Ghosh, S. (2010). Journal of Family and Social Work, 13, 227-250.
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Aging Families and the Demographics of Family Financial Support of Adults with Disabilities

Aging Families and the Demographics of Family Financial Support of Adults with Disabilities (2010).Fujiura, G.T. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 20(4), 241-250. Read More...

Siblings of Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Psychosocial Outcomes, Relationships, and Future Planning

Siblings of Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Psychosocial Outcomes, Relationships, and Future Planning (2010). Heller,T., Keiling Arnold, C. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 7(1), 16-25. Read More...

A Rich Mosaic: Emerging research on Asian families of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities

A Rich Mosaic: Emerging research on Asian families of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ghosh, S., & Magaña S. (2009). In L. Glidden & M. Seltzer (Eds). International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 37, 179-212.
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Family Support Interventions for Families of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Family Support Interventions for Families of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2009). Heller, T. & Schindler, A. In L.M. Glidden and M.M. Seltzer (Eds.), International review of research in mental retardation, Vol. 37, (pp. 299-333). Oxford, U.K.: Elsevier Ltd.

Though families are considered the primary provider of support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), only a small amount of I/DD funding in the United States goes toward offering assistance to these families. In addition, formal interventions typically target families of children with I/DD, which are no longer available when the individual enters adulthood. This chapter reviews the literature on family support interventions for families caring for adults with I/DD. It first examines the impact of lifelong caregiving and the support needs of these families. It then draws attention to various interventions currently available for these families.

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Involvement of Adult Siblings of Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning

Involvement of Adult Siblings of Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning (2009). Heller, T. & Kramer, J. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 47, 208-219.

Health Profile of Aging Family Caregivers Supporting Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Health Profile of Aging Family Caregivers Supporting Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2009). Yamaki, K., Hsieh, K & Heller, T. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 47(6), 425-435.

Health and Access to Health Care of Female Family Caregivers of Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Health and Access to Health Care of Female Family Caregivers of Adults with Developmental Disabilities (2008). Caldwell, J. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.19(2). 68-79.

Health Behaviors, Service Utilization, and Access to Care Among Older Mothers of Color Who Have Children with Developmental Disabilities

Health Behaviors, Service Utilization, and Access to Care Among Older Mothers of Color Who Have Children with Developmental Disabilities (2008). Magaña, S., Smith, M.J. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 46(4). 267-280.
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Family Support and Intergenerational Caregiving: Report of the State of the Science in Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference

Family Support and Intergenerational Caregiving: Report of the State of the Science in Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference (2008). Heller, T., Factor, A. Disability and Health Journal. 1, 131-135.

Adolescents and Adults With Autism With and Without Co-morbid Psychiatric Disorders: Differences in Maternal Well-Being

Adolescents and Adults With Autism With and Without Co-morbid Psychiatric Disorders: Differences in Maternal Well-Being (2008). Kring, S.R., Greenberg, J.S. and Seltzer, M.M. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities 1(2). 53-74

Psychological distress among Latino family caregivers of adults with schizophrenia: The roles of burden and stigma in the stress-process model

Psychological distress among Latino family caregivers of adults with schizophrenia: The roles of burden and stigma in the stress-process model. Magaña, S. Ramirez, J., Hernandez, M., & Cortez, R. (2007). Psychiatric Services. 58, 378–384.
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Sibling Leadership Network Update

Sibling Leadership Network Update (2007), Kramer, J., & Heller, T.
Highlights of the RRTCADD's first Sibling Leadership Conference for siblings of people with disabilities held on November 9-10, 2007 at Washington, D.C. The conference featured over 80 brothers and sisters of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Read More...

Longitudinal Outcomes of a Consumer-Directed Program Supporting Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

Longitudinal Outcomes of a Consumer-Directed Program Supporting Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families (2007). Caldwell, J., Heller, T. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 45(3). 161-173

Involvement of Adult Siblings of People with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning

Involvement of Adult Siblings of People with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning (2006). Kramer, J. & Heller, T.
Little is known about the role adult siblings play in planning for the future care of their sibling with a developmental disability. This research brief presents the results of a sibling survey to find out the extent siblings are involved in future planning and designated as the future caregiver, the resources they need to assume these responsibilities, and their concerns for the future.

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Hispanic caregivers of adults with mental retardation: The importance of family functioning

Hispanic caregivers of adults with mental retardation: The importance of family functioning. Magaña, S., Schwartz, S., Rubert, M., & Szapocznik, J. (2006). American Journal on Mental Retardation, 111, 250-262.
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Psychological distress and well-being of Latina and non-Latina white mothers of youth and adults with an autism spectrum disorder: Cultural attitudes towards co-residence status

Psychological distress and well-being of Latina and non-Latina white mothers of youth and adults with an autism spectrum disorder: Cultural attitudes towards co-residence status. Magaña, S., & Smith, M.J. (2006). American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(3), 346-357.
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Mother-Child Relationship Quality Among Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Mother-Child Relationship Quality Among Adolescents and Adults with Autism (2006). Orsmond, G.I., Greenberg, J.S., Seltzer, M.M., & Krauss, M.W. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 111(2), 121-137.

Health Outcomes of Midlife and Older Latina and Black American Mothers of Children With Developmental Disabilities

Health Outcomes of Midlife and Older Latina and Black American Mothers of Children With Developmental Disabilities (2006). MagaÐa, S. & Smith, M. J. Mental Retardation, 44(3), 224-234.
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Bidirectional Effects of Expressed Emotion and Behavior Problems and Symptoms in Adolescents and Adults With Autism

Bidirectional Effects of Expressed Emotion and Behavior Problems and Symptoms in Adolescents and Adults With Autism (2006). Greenberg, J.S., Seltzer, M.M., & Hong, J. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 111(4), 229-249.

Supporting Aging Caregivers and Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning

Supporting Aging Caregivers and Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning (2006). Heller, T., Caldwell, J. Mental Retardation. 44(3). 189-202.

Consumer-Directed Supports: Economic, Health, and Social Outcomes for Families

Consumer-Directed Supports: Economic, Health, and Social Outcomes for Families (2006) Caldwell, J. Mental Retardation. 44(6). 405-417.

Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability and Their Relation to Maternal Well Being

Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability and Their Relation to Maternal Well Being (2006). Esbensen, J., Anna, Seltzer-Mailick, Marsha, Greenberg, J. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities 3(4). 229.

Future Planning Resource Guide for Families and Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois

Future Planning Resource Guide for Families and Adults With Developmental Disabilities in Illinois (2006, rev.). Caldwell, J., Lopez, E., DeBrine, E., Factor, A., Heller, T. & Ennis, D.

This updated guide helps families navigate the maze of adult services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. It responds to families' need for a centralized source of information that describes adult services and how to access them. Content includes an overview of the service system and information on legal and financial planning, vocational and residential services, community supports, recreation and leisure opportunities, transportation, and advocacy. Information is in a user-friendly, question-and-answer format that was recommended by families. The guide is a template that other communities can follow in providing information on local services. Also available in Spanish!

Sibling Connections Newsletter, Fall 2005

Sibling Connections Newsletter (Fall 2005). Kramer, J. & Heller, T. RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities.
Highlights of the RRTCADD’s first conference for siblings of people with disabilities held on October 29-30, 2004. The conference featured nationally known experts on the lifelong relationships of people with disabilities and their siblings and also provided siblings the chance to hear local experts in the field of disability and the opportunity to network with each other.

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Life Course Studies of Siblings of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Life Course Studies of Siblings of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (2005). Seltzer, M.M., Greenburg, J.S., Orsmond, G.I., & Lounds, J. Mental Retardation, 43(5), 354-359.

Adults With Autism Living at Home or in Non-Family Settings: Positive and Negative Aspects of Residential Status

Adults With Autism Living at Home or in Non-Family Settings: Positive and Negative Aspects of Residential Status (2005). Krauss, M.W., Seltzer, M.M.& Jacobson, H.T. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 49(2).111-124.

Brief Research Report: Impact of a Consumer-Directed Family Support Program on Reduced Out-of-Home Institutional Placement

Brief Research Report: Impact of a Consumer-Directed Family Support Program on Reduced Out-of-Home Institutional Placement (2005). Heller, T. & Caldwell, J. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2(1), 63-65.

Life Course Impacts of Mild Intellectual Deficits

Life Course Impacts of Mild Intellectual Deficits (2005). Seltzer, M.M., Floyd, F., Greenberg, J.S., et al. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110(6), 451-468.

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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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

Management of respite and personal assistance services in a consumer-directed family support programme

Management of respite and personal assistance services in a consumer-directed family support programme (2003). Caldwell, J., & Heller, T. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 47(4/5), 352-366.

Las experiencias compartidas de familias Latinas de adolescentes y adultos con autismo / Shared experiences of Latino families of adolescents and adults with autism

Las experiencias compartidas de familias Latinas de adolescentes y adultos con autismo / Shared experiences of Latino families of adolescents and adults with autism (Adolescentes y adultos con autismo un estudio de cuidado familiar proyecto Latino). (2003), Magana, S., Seltzer, M.M. & Krauss, M.W.

This bilingual report presents the challenges and rewards of caregiving expressed by Latino families who were part of a national study of families caring for adolescent and adult sons or daughters with autism. Families share their thoughts about their children living at home and away from home, their perspectives on caregiving, how their lives have changed, and what they have learned from this experience.

Family Handbook on Future Planning

Family Handbook on Future Planning (2003). Davis, Sharon, (Ed.). Produced by The Arc of the United States and the RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities.

This guide helps families take the initial steps to address the future personal, legal, and financial needs of their sons or daughters with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It teaches families how to review and inventory their relative's needs and strengths, determine what the plan should include, and locate qualified professionals and resources to finalize the plan. It is an update of The Arc's 1991 handbook on future planning and the 1989 publication How to Provide for Their Future.

Also available at The Arc website: www.thearc.org
To order bound copies contact Jill Fosse at The Arc: 
fosse@thearc.org, (301) 565-5476

Well-being and family role strain among Cuban American and Puerto Rican mothers of adults with mental retardation

Well-being and family role strain among Cuban American and Puerto Rican mothers of adults with mental retardation. Magaña, S., Seltzer, M., Krauss, M., Rubert, M., & Szapocznik, J. (2002). Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 5, 31-55.
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African-American grandmother carers of children with disabilities: Predictors of depressive symptoms

African-American grandmother carers of children with disabilities: Predictors of depressive symptoms (2002). Kolomer, S.R., McCallion, P., and Janicki, M.P. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 37(3-4), 45-64.

Service utilization patterns of adults with intellectual disabilities: A Comparison of Puerto Rican and Non-Latino White Families

Service utilization patterns of adults with intellectual disabilities: A Comparison of Puerto Rican and Non-Latino White Families (2002). Magana, S., Seltzer, M.M., and Krauss, M.W. Journal of Gerontological Social Work , 37(3-4), 65-86.
http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/family/pubs/CulturalPubs/2002_service%20utiliz.pdf

Grandparents raising grandchildren with developmental disabilities

Grandparents raising grandchildren with developmental disabilities (2002). Heller, T., & Ganguly, R.

This paper examines the demographics of grandparent caregivers of children and adults with developmental disabilities, their reasons for assuming this role, their needs, concerns and challenges. Additionally it reviews supportive interventions for this population and implications for the aging network in designing and coordinating services as part of the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Reproduced with permission of the U.S. Administration on Aging and The Lewin Group.

Adolescents and Adults With Autism, Report #1: A Book of Quotes: Shared Experiences of Families of Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Adolescents and Adults With Autism, Report #1: A Book of Quotes: Shared Experiences of Families of Adolescents and Adults with Autism (2002). Seltzer, M.M., Krauss, M.W., Greenberg, J.S., Leavitt, L., Magana, S. & Orsmond, G.I.

This report is based on interviews with more than 400 parents caring for a son or daughter with autism. This is the largest federally funded study of these families conducted to date. The thoughts and feelings these parents share express the extraordinary wisdom, energy, struggle, and triumphs associated with this caregiving experience.

Adolescents and Adults with Autism, Report #2: A Profile of Adolescents and Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Adolescents and Adults with Autism, Report #2: A Profile of Adolescents and Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders (2002). Seltzer, M.M., Krauss, M.W., Greenberg, J.S., Leavitt, L., Magana, S. & Orsmond, G.I.

This report presents the objectives, methodology, and initial findings of the first large-scale research study of 405 adolescents and adults with autism and spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. It contains data on diagnosis, symptoms and behaviors, services and treatments, and participation in social and recreation activities. The authors compare these data to the research findings to date.

Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Reflections From Adult Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Report #3

Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Reflections From Adult Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Report #3 (2002). Krauss, M.W., Seltzer, M.M., Greenberg, R., Orsmond, G.I. & Magana, S.

This report presents siblings' perspectives on having a brother or sister with autism. It is based on a study of caregiving that included more than 400 families. Quotes from more than 200 adult siblings provide insight into their experiences over the life course. Topics include sibling relationships, community acceptance, positive and negative experiences of having a sibling with a disability, future expectations, and advice to parents and to teenage siblings.

Adolescents and Adults With Autism: Recommended Resources From Families, Report #4

Adolescents and Adults With Autism: Recommended Resources From Families, Report #4 (2002), Krauss, M.W., Seltzer, M.M., Greenberg, R., Orsmond, G.I. & Magana, S.

This report contains the books, videos, and internet web sites that helped families learn more about their son or daughter's autism spectrum disorder. Families recommended these resources in a study of more than 400 parents caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder.

Families of adolescents and adults with autism: Uncharted territory

Families of adolescents and adults with autism: Uncharted territory (2001). Seltzer, M.M., Krauss, M.W., Orsmond, G.I., & Vestal, C. International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 23, 267-294.

Change in social support and psychological well-being: A longitudinal study of aging mothers of adults with mental retardation

Change in social support and psychological well-being: A longitudinal study of aging mothers of adults with mental retardation (2001). Hong, J., Seltzer, M.M., & Krauss, M.W. Family Relations, 50, 154-164.

Continuity or discontinuity of family involvement following residential transitions of adults with mental retardation

Continuity or discontinuity of family involvement following residential transitions of adults with mental retardation (2001). Seltzer, M.M., Krauss, M.W., Hong, J., & Orsmond, G.I. Mental Retardation, 39, 181-194.

Innovative project supports later-life planning for adults and their aging family caregivers

Innovative project supports later-life planning for adults and their aging family caregivers (2001). Heller, T., & Caldwell, J. Maximizing Human Potential, 8(3), 4-5.

Quality of life of adults with mental retardation/ developmental disabilities who live with family

Quality of life of adults with mental retardation/ developmental disabilities who live with family (2001). Seltzer, M.M., and Krauss, M.W. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Review, 7, 105-114.

Grandparent Caregivers II: Service needs and service provision issues

Grandparent Caregivers II: Service needs and service provision issues (2000). McCallion, P., Janicki, M.P., Grant-Griffin, L., & Kolomer, S.R. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 33(3), 63-90.

Grandparent Caregivers I: Characteristics of the grandparents and the children with disabilities for whom they care

Grandparent Caregivers I: Characteristics of the grandparents and the children with disabilities for whom they care (2000). Janicki, M.P., McCallion, P., Grant-Griffin, L., & Kolomer, S.R. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 33(3), 35-55.

Grandparents as supports to mothers of persons with intellectual disability

Grandparents as supports to mothers of persons with intellectual disability (2000). Heller, T., Hsieh, K., & Rowitz, L. Journal of Gerontological Social Work , 33, 23-34.

Brothers and sisters of adults with mental retardation: Gendered nature of the sibling relationship

Brothers and sisters of adults with mental retardation: Gendered nature of the sibling relationship (2000). Orsmond, G. & Seltzer, M.M. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 105(6), 486-508.

Supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and their families: A literature review

Supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and their families: A literature review (2000). Heller, T. Aging and Developmental Disability: Current Research, Programming, and Practice Implications, The Haworth Press, 59-73.

RRTC collaborates with Chicago Arc on family future planning project

RRTC collaborates with Chicago Arc on family future planning project (2000). Heller, T., Caldwell, J., & DeBrine, E. ADD/Vantage, 11(2), 1,12,13,15.

Aging family caregivers: Needs and policy concerns

Aging family caregivers: Needs and policy concerns (2000). Heller, T. Family Support Policy Brief #3. National Center for Family Support.

This policy brief discusses the needs of aging caregivers, including planning for the future of their relative with a developmental disability. It addresses cultural differences in family caregiving and trends in family support policies.

Puerto Rican families caring for an adult with mental retardation: The role of familism

Puerto Rican families caring for an adult with mental retardation: The role of familism. Magaña, S. (1999). American Journal on Mental Retardation, 104, 466-482.
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Aging With Intellectual Disabilities and Later-Life Family Caregiving

Aging With Intellectual Disabilities and Later-Life Family Caregiving (1998). Heller, T., In Edelstein, C.A. (Ed.), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology Volume 7, Clinical Geropsychology. Oxford: Pergamon/Elsevier.

Dr. Heller examines later-life caregiving for adults with intellectual disabilities from a life-course perspective that takes into account the social trends and service patters that affect these families. It discusses demographic trends, cultural differences, interventions to support later-life transitions including planning for the future, and a future research agenda.

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Aftermath of Parental Death: Changes in the Content and Quality of Life

Aftermath of Parental Death: Changes in the Content and Quality of Life (1997). Gordon, R.M., Seltzer, M.M., & Krauss, M. W. In Robert Schalock (Ed.), Quality of Life: Its Application to Persons with Disability. Washington, DC: AAMR.

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