Promoting Healthy Ageing in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The presentation will address aging with intellectual disabilities from a life course perspective on aging well. It discusses how ageism and ableism impact our views of these adults and how their trajectories are unique and similar to other adults. The three main areas covered include 1) health disparities and health promotions, 2) context of family caregiving and caregiving intervention, 3) bridging aging and disabilities, and 4) looking to future trends and needs.
About the Speaker
Professor Tamar Heller, University of Illinois
Tamar Heller is a distinguished professor and head of the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She directs its University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health, Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics, and TAP autism program.
Her research focuses on policies and practices to support individuals with disabilities and their families across the life course. Specific research projects focus on self-directed and family supports, managed care, and health promotion interventions for individuals with disabilities. She has written over 200 publications, including 5 books.
Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom:
This event is part of a seminar series:
Convenor: Dr Melina Malli Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86079626971
26 October 2023 14:00 - 15:00