Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes
Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes

Projected IDD Populations in Canada

A recent study led by Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz presents two epidemiological approaches to estimate changes in the size of the older adult population with IDD in Ontario. Both methods project an increase. One method suggests a moderate increase (20.5%) while the other method suggests a small increase (4.1% to 8.4%). Full study available here:

MAPS Member Newest Fellow of IASSIDD

Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz was among 8 outstanding researchers from 5 countries named fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) at the Association’s 15th World Congress held in Melbourne, Australia this past summer. Fellowship in IASSIDD is granted to those recognized by peers in the Association for outstanding contributions in the field of IDD.  Since 1996, 116 researchers from 21 countries have been named fellows. Only 8 Canadians hold the title.

Elements of PDP in Planning for Individuals

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.


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