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A National Strategy for Enabling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Publication date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesAmerican Association of University Centers on Disabilities
'My Thinker's Not Working': A National Strategy for Enabling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Quality Supports, prepared by the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, provides a summary of the challenges facing the nation as we observe an increasing rate of dementia found in older people with intellectual disabilities. The Report offers recommendations for the various stakeholders in the field of intellectual disabilities and anticipates that its findings and recommendations will be considered and integrated into the annual reports and plans developed by the federal Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services. 
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