Massachusetts Innovative Action to Support those Aging with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD)

Laney Bruner-Canhoto, Sharon Oxx, Christine J. Clifford, Emily Lauer
People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD) may experience complex age-related issues, including dementia-related disorders, at earlier ages than the general population. To address changing needs, the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) formed a multidisciplinary workgroup of disability and aging-related public and private agency partners. The workgroup explored key areas of age-related needs, including end of life care and services; screenings for onset
more » ... age-associated changes and conditions; and innovative models and resources to support aging in community settings.
doi:10.13028/r505-qr69 fatcat:4kjrddcd2jaylkzggxaczsiogq