29th Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference

Training Source: 
Saint Charles, MO
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Type of Training: 
Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

About the Training

The Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference has a goal of bringing the aging and developmental professionals together under one roof to learn about best support models and practices and the most current information on aging with a developmental disability. Through information, education, and networking, participants from across the United States will have a better understanding of both medical care, medical changes and new models that will help them support people with developmental disabilities with end-of-life care.

Many of the people who attend are responsible for employee training at their respective community-based social-service agency. Information gained at this conference will not only impact the attendee but others they are responsible for training. Others who attend are individuals who are aging with a developmental disability and/or their loved ones, who are seeking information on how best to remain independent as they go through end-of-life stages.

There are specific tracks targeted at different audiences that will attend (i.e. medical, direct care, self-advocacy). All tracks have the common thread of improving quality of life and helping maintain the independence of aging individuals with developmental disabilities with the broad goal of keeping people in their homes.