Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: A Unique Population

Adults with developmental disabilities are living longer, healthier, more meaningful lives. Within the past seven years, advancements in medicine and public policy changes, along with a societal push for inclusion, have provided physicians with an opportunity to play a pivotal role in promoting, managing, and delivering care that supports a high quality of life for older adults with intellectual and …

Caregiver Stress and Burnout: Tips for Regaining your energy, optimism and hope

The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in over your head. If the stress of caregiving is left unchecked, it can take a toll on your health, relationships, and state of mind—eventually leading to burnout.  Read more for tips on how to rein in the stress in your …

Communicating Effectively with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Some people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) have communication difficulties.  People with intellectual disabilities or those whose disabilities directly affect speech, hearing, or sight are more likely to have communication difficulties. Here are some tips to help you better communicate with those in this population. Read the Article Here

Empathy Kit to Help Users Better Understand Autism

This kit by Royal College of Art graduate Heeju Kim uses sweets to recreate the tongue-tying experience of living with autism. Kim created three tools and a mobile application as part of the project, which is titled An Empathy Bridge for Autism Read the Article Here

Robots, Apps and Brain Scans: New Tools to Help the Autistic Child

Beyond apps, groundbreaking research into technology-based interventions for autism could boost the social skills of children with developmental conditions. Such technologies may help these children make friends once they sit down at the table. Read the Article Here

The Michigan ABLE Act

Do you know about the Michigan ABLE act? It allows eligible individuals with disabilities and their families to plan for their future by saving and investing up to $100,000, without putting their benefits or other income in jeopardy. Read the Article Here