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Older Persons with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Parkinson, C. B., Howard, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1996


Discusses the relatively new but growing population of older persons with mental retardation/developmental disabilities & the concomitant service needs & delivery issues. In this context, the development of the Council of Aging/Developmental Disabilities of Greater New York City sheds light on the process by which two service systems can develop the necessary linkages & confidence in each other to jointly serve a special population. It is argued that the Council has succeeded through patience, by being housed in a supportive environment, research & training. It is argued that such a systems linkage is not only possible, but highly advantageous to the institutions involved.

Further Details

Pages: 91-104
Volume: 25
Issue: 1-2
Accession Number: 27.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: North Americaoldercognitive
Reads: 197