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What Does Growing Older Mean to Me? Some Thoughts From Adults with Disabilities

compiled by Jane Harlan-Simmons and Maribeth Mooney

We recently asked a dozen adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities what they think about growing older. Below are some of their thoughts on the question.


Independence


Work


Change


Losses


Compiled and edited by Jane Harlan-Simmons and Maribeth Mooney, Research Associates, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Bloomington. They can be reached at 812/855-6508, 812/855-9396 (TT) or by e-mail at jeharlan@indiana.edu and mfmooney@indiana.edu. Most responses came from longer conversations within the context of in-person discussion groups.

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/231). Citation: Heller, T., Stafford, P., Davis, L.A., Sedlezky, L., & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Winter 2010). Impact: Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 23(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].
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The PDF version of this Impact, with photos and graphics, is also online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/231/231.pdf.

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