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Product Information Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Optimizing Choice and Change

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This comprehensive book covers many areas and issues about people with developmental disabilities as they age. Some of the content includes:

- maintaining optimal functioning
- health care issues
- use of psychotropic medications
- social inclusion
- realities of retirement and preretirement planning
- support systems
- leisure participation
- psychological adjustment
- a national survey of community living options
- federal legislation that supports community living
- small-scale living options
- cross-training between aging and developmental disabilities
- translating policy into practice
- a multicultural context
- research and self-advocacy

This book was published in 1993 and edited by:

- Evelyn Sutton of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology at the University of Akron, Ohio
- Alan Factor and Tamar Heller, both of the Illinois UAP in Developmental Disabilities and College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Barbara Hawkins of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Institute for Developmental Disabilities at Indiana University
- Gary Seltzer of the School of Social Work and Program on Aging and Developmental Disabilities at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin

Many other authors contributed.
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