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Author Kennedy, Dwayne
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Developmental Disability ♦ Encouraging Quality ♦ Aging Person ♦ Life Outcome ♦ Spiritual Need ♦ Social Educator ♦ Health Concern ♦ Disability Service ♦ Dual Concern ♦ Nutritional Care ♦ Historical Background ♦ Similar Rate
Abstract Studies indicate that people with developmental disabilities are aging at a similar rate to the mainstream. This has occurred from the time of deinstitutionalisation and the move into community based living. Community based programs and services have encouraged quality of life outcomes that address the need for improved medical, physical, and nutritional care. These factors have contributed to addressing psychological, social and spiritual needs, as well as generating opportunities for education and employment. This article discusses encouraging quality of life outcomes for those who are aging with developmental disabilities, and how social educators and caregivers need to attend to training programs that address the dual concerns of aging and disability services. This article gives an overview of the historical background of these issues and highlights the health concerns for those who are aging with developmental disabilities. [135 words]
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article