Families of Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Policy, Funding, Services, and Experiences

Description

Families are critical in the provision of lifelong support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Today, more people with IDD receive long-term services and supports while living with their families. Thus, it is important that researchers, practitioners, and policy makers understand how to best support families who provide at-home support to children and adults with IDD. This article summarizes (a) the status of research regarding the support of families who provide support at home to individuals with IDD, (b) present points of concern regarding supports for these families, and (c) associated future research priorities related to supporting families.

Suggested Citation

Hewitt, A., Agosta, J., Heller, T., Williams, A. C., & Reinke, J. (2013). Families of Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Policy, Funding, Services, and Experiences. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 51(5), 349–359. https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-51.5.349

Details

Date
2013-10-01 
Type
Peer-reviewed article 
Edition
Volume 51, Number 5
Contact
Amy S Hewitt hewit005@umn.edu or +1 612-625-1098
Publisher
Institute on Community Integration

Topics

  • Community life
    • Parenting and family relationships
      • Social inclusion
      • Housing and residential services
        • Family supports/in-home services