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National Goals Conference: Health and Wellness Strand

National Goals in Research, Practice and Policy for and with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Setting a National Agenda for Health and Wellness Research, Practice, and Policy In August 2015, a National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice working meeting was held in Washington, DC to summarize the current state of knowledge and identify …

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Pregnancy Outcomes for Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Pregnancy Outcomes for Women with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesPresenters: Susan Parish, PhD, MSW RRTCDD 2016 Health and Wellness Series WebinarDid you know women with I/DD had longer hospital stays, and were more likely to have Caesarean deliveries in contrast to other women? Rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes were elevated for women with IDD across a …

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Sandra Magaña, Susan Parish, Miguel A. Morales, Henan Li and Glenn T. Fujiura OverviewThis study investigated the extent of racial and ethnic disparities in the health of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Analyzing data from the 2002-2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the 2000-2010 National Health Interview Survey, we found that Black and Latino …

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Practical applications of the NTG-EDSD for screening adults with intellectual disability for dementia: A German-language version feasibility study

Elisabeth L. Zeilinger, Claudia Gärtner, Matthew P. Janicki, Lucille Esralew & Germain Weber Journal of Intellectual & Developmental DisabilitiesPublished online: 23 Nov 2015http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2015.1113238 ABSTRACT Background In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of using the German-language version of a recently developed screening tool for dementia for persons with intellectual disability (ID): the National Task Group …

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Ageing-related experiences of adults with learning disability resident in rural areas: one Australian perspective

Stuart Wark, Miranda Canon-Vanry, Peta Ryan, Rafat Hussain, Marie Knox, Meaghan Edwards, Marie Parmenter, Trevor Parmenter, Matthew Janicki, andChez Leggatt-Cook British Journal of Learning Disabilities: Special Issue: Aging and People with Learning Disabilities Volume 43, Issue 4, Pages 293–301December 2015 Summary This paper is about older people with learning disabilities who live in the country …

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Lessons in Increasing Access to Care: Symposium at Rush brings together disability and health care leaders

https://www.rush.edu/news/lessons-increasing-access-care By Kevin McKeough, Anne Burgeson and Kathleen Ziemer Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan observed that “at almost any moment, any of us could be living with a disability, whether through our life circumstances or as we age. This is an issue that is personal to all of us, whether we realize it our not.” …

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