Publications

Perspectives on family caregiving of people aging with intellectual disability affected by dementia: Commentary from the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Journal of Gerontological Social Work (JGSW) 61(4) 411-431. Nancy Jokinen is the senior author. A number of Summit members, representing various nationalities, participated in the writing of this article [Nancy Jokinen, Tiziano Gomiero, Karen Watchman, Matthew P. Janicki, Mary Hogan, Frode Larsen, Anna Beránková, Flávia Heloísa Santos, Kathy Service, & Jim Crowe] Abstract: This article, an …

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Mayo Clinic Alumni Association | ‘It can be done:’ Mayo Clinic School of Medicine evolves, accommodating a student’s disabilities

Source: Mayo Clinic Alumni Association | ‘It can be done:’ Mayo Clinic School of Medicine evolves, accommodating a student’s disabilities When Leah Grengs Thompson, M.D. (MED ’17), was 6 years old, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including jobs, …

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Smoking Among Ohioans with Disabilities

The Ohio Disability and Health Program has developed a fact sheet to raise awareness regarding smoking disparities faced by Ohioans with disabilities. http://go.osu.edu/ODHPsmokingfacts2018 or download ODHP_Smoking-Factsheet-2018. For further information, please contact Ann Robinson, Program Coordinator, Ohio Disability and Health Program. Overview Smoking accounts for half a million deaths every year and is of particular concern among …

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Health care expenditures of overweight and obese U.S. adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Henan Lia,a, Glenn Fujiura,b, Sandra Magaña,c, Susan Parish,d a Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, USA b Department of Disability and Human Development, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA c Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, USA d Bouvé College …

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CDC – NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series

NIOSH Total Worker Health® program Source: CDC – NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series Webinar Series Recognizing the complex, often interlinked hazards affecting the health, safety, and well-being of today’s workforce, the NIOSH Total Worker Health® program is excited to present a free webinar series aimed at providing the latest research and case studies for protecting …

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At the intersection of chronic disease, disability and health services research: A scoping literature review

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.12.012 Abstract Background There is a concerted effort underway to evaluate and reform our nation’s approach to the health of people with ongoing or elevated needs for care, particularly persons with chronic conditions and/or disabilities. Objective This literature review characterizes the current state of knowledge on the measurement of chronic disease and disability in population-based …

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The Guide to Community Preventive Services and Disability Inclusion

Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services and Disability Inclusion – ScienceDirect Why is this important? One in five adults in the United States have some type of disability (CDC, 2017). Adults with disabilities are more likely to be obese, smoke, have high blood pressure, and be physically inactive than adults without disabilities(CDC, 2017). Increased …

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I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor. – The New York Times

When I was in the third year of my medical residency, I was asked to evaluate a new state-of-the-art, fully accessible exam table that would be used in doctors’ offices to better provide care for patients with mobility-related disabilities. The table could go as low as 18 inches off the ground to enable easier transfers …

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Abused And Betrayed: People With Intellectual Disabilities And An Epidemic Of Sexual Assault : NPR

Source: Abused And Betrayed: People With Intellectual Disabilities And An Epidemic Of Sexual Assault : NPR NPR Special Series: Abused and Betrayed: People with Intellectual Disabilities and an Epidemic of Sexual Assault https://www.npr.org/series/575502633/abused-and-betrayed At a moment of reckoning in the United States about sexual harassment and sexual assault, a yearlong NPR investigation finds that there’s …

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Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

Source: Toolkit | Home The Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit is one way AUCD provides resources and strategies to, “champion and model diversity, equity and inclusion.” AUCD is continually searching for resources to make available at the Diversity & Inclusion website. In December, 10 recently added resources are highlighted. The focus of these resources includes health …

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