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For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) NOTICE: As of January 27, 2014, AIDD has a new address and phone number: Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 401-4541 AIDD is dedicated to ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are able to fully participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life in the United States and its territories. Programs AIDD Programs Fact Sheet (PDF, 544KB)

Behavior Home Page, Kentucky Welcome The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at UK (SERC) collaborated on this Web page on student behavior for many years. The purpose is to provide a format that allows school personnel, parents, and other professionals to gain access to information, to share effective practices, and to receive ongoing consultation and technical assistance concerning the full range of behavior problems and challenges displayed by children and youth in school and community settings, as well as other behavioral issues that may affect their success in school. NDSC National Down Syndrome Congress Center KIDDRC - Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center Welcome to the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC) web site. The mission of the KIDDRC is to support high quality basic and applied research relevant to the causes and prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities. We also support research aimed at the prevention and remediation of some of the many secondary conditions associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as difficulty in language acquisition and behavior problems. For over four decades our Center, in partnership with the Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmentand other federal agencies, has played a major role in generating effective behavioral interventions aimed at the causes, prevention, and treatment for intellectual and related developmental disabilities, and in delineating basic knowledge of the underlying biology of typical and atypical development. - Peter Smith, Co-Director; John Colombo, Director

State Resources for Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities PDF Version (328 KB) - get Acrobat Reader Parents of youth with disabilities have unique opportunities to promote their successful transition to postsecondary education, employment, and full adult participation in society. Parents can provide the foundation for young people to become self-determined, learn decision-making skills, and gain access to resources. Families can assist in the transition process by providing direction in exploration of interests, guidance in career and college planning, and encouragement as they pursue their dreams. Parents can help each other, too. As they develop skills in working with their own children they can:

The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities Developmental Disability Across Cultures Key points Culture is a pattern of ideas, customs and behaviours shared by a particular people or society. It is constantly evolving.Culture influences newcomers’ approaches to disability, including:their understanding of a disability and its etiologywhether to seek helptreatment optionstheir relationships with health professionalsIn many cultures, social interdependence and an individual’s role within the larger family and community are highly valued, while independence and autonomy are valued less than in Western cultures. This perspective can affect how disability is perceived.Many cultures seek out spiritual healers and traditional ‘alternative’ medicines.In many cultures, attitudes toward a disability may include religious acceptance.

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The ARC is an organization that works for and advocates for all people that have developmental disorders. They have multiple chapters that serve local areas. Each of those chapters offer a wide array of services. Services include, information and referral services, individual advocacy, self-advocacy initiatives, residential support, family support, employment programs, leisure and recreational programs. (comment by Emily) by dbardwell Mar 23