Being once frail does not mean being always frail when it comes to individuals with IDD. A secondary analysis of 2,893 individuals with IDD receiving community-based home care services in Ontario was conducted. It was found that although baseline frailty status was a significant predictor or worsening/death, stability and improvement can occur. See the full study for more details here. (bit.ly/2iAQsev)
After 16 months of consultation with patients and families, experts and policy makers, Health Standards Organization (HSO) releases its revised IDD standard. MAPS researchers Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Lynn Martin contributed to this work. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2Ape2W0
In a recently published study, a knowledge transfer webinar was held with nearly 200 people from all regions of the province, and included family members, service providers, and health service sectors. Generally, most viewed developmental service systems as not ready for the aging population with IDD. See abstract here: http://bit.ly/2By7dPG
If you are looking for information about the National Epidemiologic Study of Autism in Canada (2001-2012), please go to http://www.queensu.ca/nedsac/.
Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz featured in Health Standards Organization (HSO)’s Newsletter for her role as co-chair of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services Technical Committee: http://bit.ly/2zB6j7a
Rachel Maislin successfully defended her MSc Thesis in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. Her thesis consisted of an assessment of the needs of agency stakeholders with regard to the development of a community employment initiative. Congratulations Rachel!
H-CARDD Aging Project study compared the use of home care services in Ontario among adults with and without IDD over time. Although both groups received similar types of home care services, adults with IDD had much higher rates of admission to home care and at much earlier ages. See the full study here: http://bit.ly/2yF2kDj.
MAPS aging project team member Katherine McKenzie has joined the Pharmaceuticals team at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)’s Ottawa branch, working as an analyst with the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) Database.
Former MAPS student Shaun Cleaver pursues postdoc in the area of global health disability at McGill: http://bit.ly/2vSeUgA
On September 22, 2017, Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Lynn Martin will be holding a speaker series in Toronto, speaking about their research on the changes experienced by home care users with IDD. For more details, see http://bit.ly/2vxKYds.