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Aging With Developmental Disabilities: An Information Packet on Understanding Age-Related Changes and Supporting Successful Aging

Aging With Developmental Disabilities: An Information Packet on Understanding Age-Related Changes and Supporting Successful Aging (1997). Factor, A. This packet provides a basic understanding of age-related changes and their implications for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Topics include: the aging process and its implications; supporting individual choice and community membership; and engaging and …

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Assistive Technology and You: A Guide For Families and Persons With Disabilities

Assistive Technology and You: A Guide For Families and Persons With Disabilities (1997), Hedman, G., Hooyenga, K.,Politano, P. & Sposato, B. This guidebook provides information about the various uses of assistive technology for accessibility, activities of daily living, augmentative communication, computer access, environmental control, seating, mobility, and work site modification. It contains photographs and descriptions …

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Older Adults With Mental Retardation and Their Families

Older Adults With Mental Retardation and Their Families (1997). Heller, T. A chapter in Bray, N. W. (Ed.) International Review of Research in Mental Retardation-Vol 20. This chapter addresses the needs of older adults with mental retardation and their families from a psychosocial model that examines age-related changes and from the broader perspective of demographic …

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Aging, Mental Retardation and Physical Fitness

Aging, Mental Retardation and Physical Fitness (1997). Rimmer, J. This brief provides an overview of what physical fitness is and how it relates to older people with mental retardation. It includes helpful guidelines for family members, support people, service providers and others interested in starting a program for older individuals with mental retardation. Can be …

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Aging With Developmental Disabilities: Changes in Vision

Aging With Developmental Disabilities: Changes in Vision (1996). Flax, M.E.,& Luchterhand, C. This brief provides answers to the following questions: What are the typical changes in vision as people age? How will vision loss affect the adult with developmental disabilities? What can be done to make the best of the vision someone has? What information …

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Voices That Count Training Package

Voices That Count Training Package (Videotape, DVD, or Audio Cassette) Presenter’s Guide (1993), Pederson, E., & Chaikin, M. Voices That Count prepares people with developmental disabilities to present to boards, committees and other decision-making groups about how to involve people with developmental disabilities. It empowers people to become part of the decision-making process that affects …

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Person-Centered Planning for Later Life: A Curriculum for Adults with Mental Retardation

Person-Centered Planning for Later Life: A Curriculum for Adults with Mental Retardation (1993). Sutton, E., Heller, T., Sterns, H.L., Factor, A. & Miklos, S. This research-based curriculum enables adults with mental retardation to actively plan for their later years by teaching aging concepts and choice making skills. The 20-week training, which includes a student notebook, …

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