Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes
Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes

How key elements in person-directed planning (PDP) contribute to successes in planning is outlined in recent MAPS publication. Based on the planning experiences of 4 adults with IDD, the study showed that various elements of PDP are used, although they differ depending on the person’s strengths and needs. Full study available here: and videos of the four planning teams are available under Resources-videos.


Katherine McKenzie will be presenting research on frailty among adults with IDD at the Canadian Association on Gerontology in Montreal on October 21. Conference details can be found here:  

MAPS will be presenting research on aging among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the CR PADD Conference in Milton, Ontario on October 18th. Conference details can be found here: 

MAPS study examines sense of burden among parents of adults with IDD requesting services. Findings call for more attention to the assessment of informal support available to parents, especially from spouses and children. Full study available here:

MAPS researchers conduct a review which finds that frailty in IDD is associated with many negative outcomes (e.g., mobility, falls, care intensity, institutionalization, and survival). Full study available here:

Dr. Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz shared work on aging and ID with researchers, service providers and policy makers in New South Wales, Australia. -video available here:

Dr. Virginie Cobigo comments on ‘Nowhere to Turn’ – the Ontario Ombudsman’s report on the Investigation into MCSS response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities (in French/en français) – available here:

MAPS researchers present new evidence of the association between a child’s transition out of school and parents’ distress. Read more on our Resources >> Bibliography page.

Read about the reactions of participants to our February 24, 2016 webinar: “From research to practice: Implementing a frailty measure for older adults with IDD”:  go to News tab to read more.

On May 4, 2016, MAPS researchers presented a webinar for the Canadian Frailty Network. The webinar “Frailty measure for persons with IDD using aging care” is now available: go to News tab to read more.

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