Biological Aging and Health Care Disparities in the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Population

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Live Webinar Air Date: 
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Description: 

As part of the "Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Webinar Series," this webinar provided an overview of the aging I/DD population. The purpose of this session included the following:

  • Understanding the basics of aging in all populations
  • Becoming aware of the disparities (unequal treatment) in the I/DD population that limits access to quality health care
  • Learning what barriers are causing disparities
  • Becoming aware of the interventions for reducing these barriers
  • Becoming aware of what influences the aging process in the I/DD population
  • Learning what the age related changes are and how they overlap with the I/DD disabilities
  • Understanding the role of the I/DD network in reducing the high risk for hospitalization
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