Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research
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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American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 2017 Annual Conference
Bruner-Canhoto, Laney; Oxx, Sharon; Clifford, Christine J.; and Lauer, Emily, "Massachusetts Innovative Action to Support those Aging with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD)" (2017). Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center Publications. 62.