The Institute on Community Integration focuses on retirement, aging, and end-of-life issues for people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities.
| New Impact: Retirement and Aging for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities Dear Impact |
The new issue of Impact from the Institute on Community Integration focuses on retirement, aging, and end-of-life issues for people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities.
As the longevity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities increases, so does the need for inclusive planning around healthy aging, retirement, and end-of-life decisions. Personal preferences and needs, relationships, and life circumstances must all be taken into account when supporting an older person with IDD to navigate this life stage.
The new issue of Impact delves into this life stage, presenting articles assessing the state of inclusion for people with IDD as they grow older. Like workers without life-long disabilities, they have concerns about maintaining purpose and independence as they age. What does the concept of retirement mean for aging workers with disabilities? How should we talk about death around loved ones with disabilities? What do people with disabilities themselves say about what they want in retirement? How are families grappling with transition planning? How can the aging and disability communities work together better?
Impact is available in the digital edition with bonus content (videos, webinars, podcasts) and also in print. For print copies, contact email@example.com. Impact is published at the University of Minnesota by the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) and its Research and Training Center on Community Living. Impact current issue