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Also available on demand June 29 – Aug. 25, 2024

Promoting Healthy Aging of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. 

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Join us for a one-hour webinar that bridges the fields of aging and disability. Using a life-course model of aging well with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), this presentation focuses on the needs and challenges of adults with IDD, the social-environmental context of their lives, and strategies to improve and promote healthy aging. The discussion provides examples of family support, environmental and technological interventions, and a family-centered approach to future planning.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Describe the challenges and opportunities for adults aging with IDD.
  • Identify major demographic trends affecting adults aging with IDD.
  • Explain age-related changes in health and social-environmental context for adults aging with IDD.
  • Describe environmental and technological interventions to support adults aging with IDD and their families.


Tamar HellerTamar Heller, PhD, is a distinguished professor and director of the University of Illinois Chicago’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Her research includes self-directed and family support, long-term services, and bridging aging and disabilities. She has written more than 260 publications and co-edited six books. She is a co-founder of the national Sibling Leadership Network and Bridging Aging and Disability International.