Health Promotion

The INCLUDE Project Research Plan

Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability, the most common autosomal trisomy, and one of the most visible and universally recognized genetic syndromes. Each year there Source:National Institutes of Health (NIH) With additional funding, this directive provided NIH with the opportunity to expand its current efforts on Down syndrome and commonly …

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The association between medication use and gait in adults with intellectual disabilities – Maas – 2020

Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research – Wiley Online Library Abstract Background Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) often have polypharmacy and often use antipsychotics. Both polypharmacy and antipsychotics have a negative effect on gait in the general population, but this has not been studied in adults with ID. These negative effects may add to pre‐existing …

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COVID-19 Living Well COVID-19 Toolkit

Source: COVID-19 | Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Developmental Disability Councils play a powerful role in response to COVID-19 in ensuring that people with disabilities, their families and their support networks are not left behind. Wisconsin’s Board for People with Developmental Disabilities has fluidly shifted much of our work to shape COVID-19 related …

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The Direct Support Professional and COVID-19

Source: NADSP With the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, there is a constant barrage of information being shared. Things are changing almost hourly across the country. The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is committed to sharing resources for Direct Support Professionals. We understand that given this global crisis, Direct Support Professionals are still working …

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COVID-19 Resources

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can serve their communities in many ways. Learn more about Inclusive volunteering! Source: The Arc The Arc is greatly concerned about the threat of COVID-19 to people with disabilities, their families, and the workforce that supports them. We are compiling resources to help people with intellectual and /or …

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State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

States are taking aggressive action to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus and prepare their health care systems for dealing with those who become ill with COVID-19, the disease the virus… Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation In late 2019, a new strain of coronavirus emerged in China. With the number of …

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COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community

Access Living will be maintaining a list of resources for the disability community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Access Living In light of developments in the outbreak of COVID-19 across the country, Access Living will continue to support our community in a multitude of ways, including creating and maintaining the below list of resources. Please …

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Tips for First Responders: Healthcare Professionals and Emergency Responders

Tips for First Responders on the Frontline Health Care Professionals Who are Working with People with Disabilities Source: Center for Development and Disability | The University of New Mexico Many first responders have requested quick, easy-to-use procedures for assisting persons with disabilities in an emergency. These tip sheets provide information about many types of disabilities …

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Is fatness or fitness key for survival in older adults with intellectual disabilities?

Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities Open Access to Full Text: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12724 by Alyt Oppewal and Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp First published:13 March 2020 What is already know about this subject Obesity and low physical fitness levels are highly prevalent in older adults with intellectual disabilities. In the general population fatness and fitness are …

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