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Aging with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are experiencing an unprecedented increase in longevity.  Over their lifespan, people with IDD may have multiple chronic conditions impacting health, function, and quality of life.  With the added age-related changes, caring for someone with IDD may become complex.  This project of the FLGEC seeks to educate health professionals, direct support workers, caregivers, and agency service providers about caring for an older adult with IDD.

Educational Opportunities


National Task Group: Training on Dementia in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The FLGEC is partnering with the NYS Third Age Committee and the American Association of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) to offer training on dementia in people with IDD. 

  • Spring 2017 training dates are being scheduled.  Check back soon!

 

This project is sponsored by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program # U1QHP28738.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors/speakers and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, DHHS, or the U.S. Government.