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Feature Issue on Supporting Wellness for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota • Volume 29 • Number 1 • Winter 2016

From the Editors

Wellness is a rapidly growing area of focus for people across the U.S. The popularity of health advice segments on TV news and talk shows, of high tech fitness tracking devices and apparel, and of stress management and meditation workshops are a few of the indicators of a growing interest in whole-person well-being. For individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the benefits of attending to wellness are at least as great as those experienced by the rest of the population. But the opportunities to access wellness activities and resources are not necessarily as available.

This Impact issue presents wellness as touching all areas of life for individuals with disabilities – physical, social, vocational, spiritual, emotional, psychological – with choice-making and inclusion as keys. It offers ways in which disability service providers, health and wellness professionals, community fitness and recreation programs, employers, advocates, individuals with disabilities, and their families can help ensure that opportunities to choose and engage in wellness activities are as available to individuals with disabilities as to anyone else. And it shares examples of those leading the way in supporting attention to life areas that are essential to everyone’s well-being – healthy activity, social connections, pleasure and meaning, supportive relationships, and participation in health care.

What's Inside

Articles

Advocating for Quality, Inclusive Wellness Opportunities in Our Communities

From Wellness to Flourishing for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

What Wellness Means to Me: Reflections from Three Self-Advocates

Beth Terrill: Getting Fit with My Fitbit (sidebar)

SELECT a Lifetime of Physical Activity

Workplace Wellness Programs and People with Disabilities: A Summary of Current Laws

Moving From Fear to Fullness: How Martial Arts Changed My Life

The Flourishing Through Leisure Model: Supporting Well-Being Through Leisure

Flourishing and Spirituality: Healing and Wholeness Without Perfection

Church Means Lots of Things to Morgan (sidebar)

Friendship Matters! Improving Health and Well-Being by Supporting Relationships

Learning Together About Health Promotion: A Community Partnership in Montana

It’s All About Healthy Eating and Exercise (sidebar)

Including Wellness in Individual Service Plans

Modeling Health and Wellness in Minnesota: Living Well Disability Services

John’s Road to Wellness (sidebar)

HealthMatters Kentucky: A Multi-Level Approach to Building Health Promotion Capacity

Coaching Peers to be Healthy: Matthew's Story (sidebar)

The Role of Direct Support Professionals in Promoting Health and Wellness

Less is More: Preventing Polypharmacy in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Aging and End of Life: Helping the Spiritual Tasks of People with Disabilities Come Alive


Resources

Resources on Wellness and Individuals with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

 

Publication Information

Managing Editor: Vicki Gaylord

Issue Editors:

Meg Traci, Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, University of Montana, Missoula

Kelly Hsieh, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lynda Anderson, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

Impact is published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. It is supported, in part, by Grant #90DD0001 from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to the Institute; and Grant #90RT5019 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), HHS, to the RTC. Additional support for this issue was provided by Grant #90RT5020 from NIDILRR to the RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Grant/Cooperative Agreement #2U59DD000991-04 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS, to the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, University of Montana.

The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute, Center or University. The content does not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.

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Citation: Traci, M., Hsieh, K., Anderson, L., & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Winter 2016). Impact: Feature issue on supporting wellness for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, 29(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration and Research and Training Center on Community Living]. Retrieved from https://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/291/

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