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Un/paid labor: Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waiver that pay family as personal care providers

Carli Friedman and Mary C. Rizzolo (2016) Un/Paid Labor: Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waivers That Pay Family as Personal Care Providers. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: August 2016, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 233-244. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-54.4.233Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Carli Friedman, Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, …

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

January 5, 2016 This study investigated the extent of racial and ethnic disparities in the health of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Analyzing data from the 2002-2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the 2000-2010 National Health Interview Survey, we found that Black and Latino adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have markedly worse health …

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HealthMatters Program Team Consulting on Walmart Foundation Grant to AUCD “Nutrition is for Everyone”

Walmart Foundation Grant to AUCD Expands Nutrition Efforts for People with Disabilities in Four States SILVER SPRING, MD – The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is pleased to announce that the Walmart Foundation has granted AUCD and four of its member Centers $300,000 to launch the “Nutrition is for Everyone” project. This one-year …

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Individual, parent and social–environmental correlates of caregiving experiences among parents of adults with autism spectrum disorder

Burke, M. & Heller, T. (2016) Individual, parent and social–environmental correlates of caregiving experiences among parents of adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60 (5), pp 401–411. doi: 10.1111/jir.12271Abstract Compared to parents of adults with other types of disabilities, parents of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience worse well-being. Thus, …

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Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan

Rubin, I.L., Merrick, J., Greydanus, D.E., Patel, D.R. (Eds.) (2016), Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan Switzerland: Springer.A new book has been published that offers a unique lifespan approach on health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It addresses the clinical as well as the systems of …

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Health services appraisal and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care from fee for service

Owen, R., Heller, T. & Bowers, A. (2016).  Health services appraisal and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care from fee for service.  Disability and Health, 9(2), 239-247. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.004 Abstract:Background: Many states are transitioning fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid into Medicaid   Managed Care (MMC) for people with disabilities.Objective: This study examined managed care’s impact on health services appraisal (HSA) …

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Perceptions of health and healthcare of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care

Gibbons, H. M., Owen, R., & Heller, T. (2016). Perceptions of health and healthcare of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 54(2), 94-105. DOI: 10.1352/1934-9556-54.2.94 Abstract:This study examined perceptions of health and healthcare of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) receiving Medicaid Managed Care. Exploratory, semistructured …

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Dementia and Intellectual Disability Workshops

Dementia and Intellectual Disability Workshops The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) is offering a series of workshops on “Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia” at several locations over the next coming few months. This workshop is offered as a two-day “basic” course or a three-day “Train-the-Trainer” …

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