UMMS Affiliation

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research

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Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry and Psychology


People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD) may experience complex age-related issues, including dementia-related disorders, at earlier ages than the general population. To address changing needs, the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) formed a multidisciplinary workgroup of disability and aging-related public and private agency partners. The workgroup explored key areas of age-related needs, including end of life care and services; screenings for onset of age-associated changes and conditions; and innovative models and resources to support aging in community settings.


Intellectual or Developmental Disability, IDD, disabilities, aging, aging related services, Massachusetts

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Journal/Book/Conference Title

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 2017 Annual Conference


Poster presented at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 2017 Annual Conference, Hartford, CT, June 27, 2017.



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