Health Promotion for persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The State of Scientific Evidence

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9780940898912: Health Promotion for persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The State of Scientific Evidence

This key report summarizes current research on major topics affecting the health and well being of persons with intellectual disabilities. The book provides a solid basis for developing interventions and solutions to eliminate health disparities among persons with intellectual disabilities. Health Promotion is based on a national conference held by the AAIDD in 2004.

Contents:

-Hypertension
-Obesity
-Swallowing dysfunction
-Epilepsy
-Mental health
-Physical activity and mobility
-Access to health care
-Reproductive health
-Violence
-Case management, care coordination, and managed care
-Complementary and alternative medicine
-Substance abuse and tobacco use
-Secondary conditions risk and appraisal for adults
-Can you really be healthy as a person with a disability?

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National Goals And Research for People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities - ISBN 094089890X
Social Inclusion at Work - ISBN 0940898977

Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of disabilities. AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.

AAIDD publishes books for professionals in developmental disability in the areas of:

-Supported living
-Definition of intellectual disability
-Disability funding
-Positive behavior support
-Palliative care
-Quality of life
-Health

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