Lifespan Health and Function of Adults with
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:
Translating Research into Practice



STATE OF THE SCIENCE CONFERENCE
MAY 26, 2011 - BETHESDA MARYLAND
REHABILITATION RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTER ON AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: LIFESPAN HEALTH AND FUNCTION (RRTCADD)
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The State of the Science (SOS) conference (May 26, 2011) brought together RRTC members with other researchers and key stakeholders including families and individuals with disabilities to review the RRTC’s research findings and develop a research and policy agenda for future research on the health, function, and community membership of persons with I/DD across the lifespan.

Findings and directions from the SOS conference will be published in a comprehensive final report by the end of the fourth year of the grant cycle. A complete listing of articles and proceedings from the conference is available
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Introduction
Tamar Heller, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Longitudinal Health and Intellectual Disability Study (LHIDS) on Obesity and Health Risk Behaviors
James Rimmer, PhD, & Kelly Hsieh, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Health Status Measurement of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Development and Testing of Self Report Health Related Quality of Life
Glenn T. Fujiura, PhD, and Carrie Behrens
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Life Course Health Patterns and Health Care Utilization Among Adolescents and Adults with Spina Bifida: Preliminary Findings
Gregory S. Liptak, MD, MPH
Laura M. Robinson, MPH
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
*Word Document OR *PDF

Sustainable Health Promotion: Translating Knowledge Through Interactive Distance Learning
Beth Marks, RN, PhD &
Jasmina Sisirak, MPH, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
*Word Document OR *PDF
Identification of Falls Risk in Adults with ID
Kelly Hsieh, PhD & James Rimmer, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
*Word Document OR *PDF

Consumer-Directed Support: Impact of Hiring Practices on Adults with I/DD and Families
Tamar Heller, PhD, Katie Arnold, MS
University of Illinois at Chicago
*Word Document OR *PDF

By Caring For Myself I Can Care Better For My Family: A Pilot Health Education Intervention
Sandy M. Magana, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Examining Environmental Barriers & Supports to Home and Community Participation with People with I/DD
Joy Hammel, PhD, OTR/L
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Bridging the Aging and Developmental Disabilities Service Networks
Alan Factor, PhD & Matthew Janicki, PhD
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