Neurodegenerative Disease (e.g. MS, Parkinson's disease)
Matthew Janicki, PhD
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
This special symposium aim to address the current evidence on individuals aging with disabilities and will discuss the knowledge and attitudes about ageing and healthy ageing in people with disabilities among people with ID themselves, their families and key workers, such as nurses, social workers, and physicians. Many professionals working with people with disabilities may not understand what is the same or different about ageing in people with disability and may therefore not know how to offer the necessary support. These issues are both widespread and international but there are also nation specific approaches from which all may learn.