Co-chair, National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices and Research Associate Professor of Human Development and Director for Technical Assistance
Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
Rockport, ME 04856, Maine – United States
Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D. is the co-chair of the US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, and a research associate professor at the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Formerly, he was director for aging and special populations for the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Currently, he leads a longitudinal study of specialized group homes designed for dementia-related care of adults with intellectual disability, and previously was the principal investigator of several studies examining how community agencies provide community supports to adults with intellectual disabilities affected by dementia and how families are aided by community agencies in supporting adults with Down syndrome affected by Alzheimer’s disease. His publications include books and articles on aging, dementia, public policy, and rehabilitation w/ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He chaired the 1990 Boston Roundtable on Research and Applications in Aging and Developmental Disabilities, the 1994 Minneapolis Colloquium on Alzheimer Disease and Mental Retardation, and co-chaired the 2016 Glasgow Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia. He was also the project director the 1999 World Health Organization meetings on promoting longevity among adults with intellectual disability, and the founding editor of the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of New England (New South Wales, Australia) where he is a co-investigator on a research project examining aging and health issues of older people with intellectual disability.
Wednesday, November 6
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM