Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities
The mission of the Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities is to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills of caregivers, administrators, clinicians, and researchers in the field of developmental disabilities and in the aging networks. PADD will facilitate positive attitude change, interdisciplinary practices, and technology transfer between these service providers.
PADD is staffed with professionals who have extensive backgrounds in aging and developmental disabilities. PADD provides:
Education and training on a wide range of interesting topics about the growing population of people aging with developmental disabilities
Environmental assessments to identify strategies, modifications, and interventions agencies can implement in order to support "aging in place" whenever possible
Assistance in identifying and measuring program or agency-specific interventions aimed at improving the lives of older adults with developmental disabilities
PADD will continue to expand its mission and services to further educate and serve society regarding older persons with developmental disabilities.
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
As part of Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), a federally designated University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), PADD provides:
Interdisciplinary training and education to future and current professionals in the area of developmental disabilities
Training and support to families of individuals with developmental disabilities
Practical application of our research to enhance the health of people with developmental disabilities across the life span
As a UCEDD, SCDD, and PADD are also linked to the Association for University Centers on Disability (AUCD), which hosts a network of interdisciplinary centers around the United States dedicated to the field of developmental disabilities.
For more information, call (585) 275-6604 or email Kate Nobis at Kathryn_Nobis@urmc.rochester.edu