Developmental Disabilities

Parenting aggravation and autism spectrum disorders: 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health

Laura A. Schieve, Sheree L. Boulet, Michael D. Kogan, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Coleen A. Boyle, Susanna N. Visser, Stephen J. Blumberg, Catherine Rice Background Studies suggest autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are associated with high parenting stress and aggravation. Research on specific risk factors is needed. Objective/Hypotheses To assess aggravation level among parents of children with and […]

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The Healthy Lifestyle Change Program: a pilot of a community-based health promotion intervention for adults with developmental disabilities

Bazzano AT, Zeldin AS, Diab IR, Garro NM, Allevato NA, Lehrer D; WRC Project Oversight Team. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Dec;37(6 Suppl 1):S201-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.08.005. SOURCE:  Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. abazzano@ucla.edu BACKGROUND:  Although adults with developmental disabilities are at high risk for […]

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Healthy aging for older adults with intellectual and development disabilities

Bishop KM, Robinson LM, VanLare S. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2013 Jan;51(1):15-8. SOURCE:  University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA. The number of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has increased rapidly in the United States as part of the general “graying”of the country. This has presented challenges in maintaining […]

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Validating functional measures of physical ability for aging people with intellectual developmental disability

Maring JR, Costello E, Birkmeier MC, Richards M, Alexander LM. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013 Mar;118(2):124-40. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-118.2.124. SOURCE: The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. maringj@gwu.edu Unlike the aging population without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), few standardized performance measures exist to assess physical function and risk for adverse outcomes such as nonfatal, […]

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Adaptation to a spouse’s disability by parents of adult children with mental illness or developmental disability

Ghosh S, Greenberg JS, Seltzer MM. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Nov;63(11):1118-24. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200014. SOURCE:  Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, MA 02453, USA. subharati@gmail.com OBJECTIVE:  This study examined the effects on well-being of a spouse’s disability among aging parents already serving as […]

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Position of the American Dietetic Association: Providing nutrition services for people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs

Van Riper CL, Wallace LS; American Dietetic Association.  The University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha, NE, USA.  J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Feb;110(2):296-307.   It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that nutrition services provided by registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), are essential components of comprehensive care for […]

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Volunteerism among homeless persons with developmental disabilities

Morton LG 2nd, Cunningham-Williams RM, Gardiner G.  School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197, USA. LMortoni@emich.edu.  J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil. 2010;9(1):12-26. doi: 10.1080/15367100903526070. People with developmental disabilities have been historically excluded from mainstream society. Using the strength-based perspective, volunteerism was explored among homeless persons with self-reported developmental disabilities. It was hypothesized […]

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Oral Health Resources: Developmental and Intellectual and/or Physical Disabilities

Virtual Dental Home Visit Website   DECOD: Dental Education in the Care of Persons with Disabilities Visit Website   Dental HouseCalls/Van Visit Website   Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program : Find Local Services–free, comprehensive dental care for elderly, disabled, and medically compromised adults Visit Website   The Dental Care Program of the Missouri Elks Visit […]

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Independence Association

PROJECT NAME: Independence Association PROJECT LOCATION: Brunswick, Maine and surrounding communities ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Independence Association CONTACT: Holly Randall Independence Association, Inc. 87 Baribeau Drive Brunswick, ME 04011 Tel: 207-725-4371 Fax: 207-725-1416 Toll Free: 877-653-4760 Website FUNDING SOURCE: Independence Association receives funding from neighboring municipalities, as well as additional funding from the Maine Department of Behavioral and […]

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Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD): Best Buddies Health

PROJECT LOCATION: Valhalla, NY ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) CONTACT: Dr. David O’Hara, 914-493-8316 Website   FUNDING SOURCE: Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) POPULATION SERVED: Young adults with developmental disabilities (mild to moderate mental retardation) who attend the clinic at WIHD. SERVICE TYPE: Transportation and personal escort to two medical appointments […]

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