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: http://bit.ly/2ibULMj
Interested in what we’ve been up to? Take a look at the December 2016 Aging Report put together by MAPS researchers: http://bit.ly/2gLCR4K
Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz to comment on Jonathan Weiss’ study entitled “Prospective Examination of Special Olympics Sport Retention in Ontario” today at Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference in Gatineau. Read more about the study at http://bit.ly/2eYIAnf.
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.
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: http://bit.ly/1S49fuo 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: http://cag2016.ca/
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: https://bit.ly/2dIOhmS
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: http://bit.ly/2dT5zNS
Dr. Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz shared work on aging and IDD with researchers, service providers and policy makers in New South Wales, Australia. Video available here: bit.ly/2cbd4g0