OPADD Presentations/Guides

Presentations

Toronto Partnership on Aging & Developmental Disabilities (TPADD)
Opinions of Parents from the Developmental Services Council
A Cross-Sector Shared Understanding of Aging

Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Dementia; Assessment and Healthcare Practices
Seth M. Keller, MD
The presentation will provide an overview on aspects of aging in adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disability and how a serial assessment of early change in function and cognition can be completed by families and support staff. The diagnosis and recommendations of healthcare practices will be discussed. The progression of dementia with its associated health care complications and concerns and recommendations for care will be reviewed.

Practice Guidelines
Nancy Jokinen, MSW, PHD
This presentation introduces a set of practice guidelines adopted by the Nastional Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) to assist families and organizations plan for services and core management strategies in their support of adults with intellectual disabilities affected by dementia. The guidelines delineate actions that can be undertaken from a pre-diagnosis period when symptoms of functional and cognitive decline are suspected through early, mid and late stages of dementia.

The New Culture of Collaboration 2006
An updated presentation about OPADD's achievements and the progress of the five year project on aging and developmental disabilities.

New Vistas New Challenges 2005
Presentation made to the Hamilton regional workshop.

Best Practices in Transition Planning
Summarizes findings and recommendations made in the Transition Report

Report of the Transition Task Group to OPADD
Summarizes findings and recommendations made in the Transition Report

Presentation to the Ontario Gerontology Association Conference 2005
A presentation about the early work of OPADD and the five year project on aging and developmental disabilities.

Breaking Barriers and Forging New Links - New Vistas in Collaboration and Innovation 
An early presentation covering the origins of OPADD and the goals for the five year project on aging and developmental disabilities.

Guides

Guide to Property and Personal Care
This Guide was developed by a panel of legal experts to provide a simplified and single source of information about substitute decision-making and related issues as they pertain to adults with a developmental disability. The Guide includes contact information for a number of organizations and publications that provide more detailed information.

Access to Seniors Community Programs – Selections From the Guide
A selection of material from the Access Guide that is geared to self-advocates; it may be used independently or with a caregiver to provide support.

Aging with a Developmental Disability: Transition Guide for Caregivers
The Guide was developed to assist paid and unpaid caregivers with transition planning to older adulthood for people with a developmental disability.

Building the Partnership: Guide to Planning Your Cross Sector Workshop
This guide is a compilation of what has been learned from organizing cross sector workshops. It provides guidance on core workshop strategies, tips on break-even analysis and budget preparation, a sample workshop evaluation form and much more.

Aging Just Like Everyone Else: A Handbook For Families and Caregivers
This guide. prepared by the Huron Trillium Partnership, provides information about transition planning, aging, developmental disabilities, finances and local contacts within Huron County.

New Challenges: A Handbook for Managers and Planners
This guide. prepared by the Huron Trillium Partnership, provides a history of the partnership, principles for transition planning, a discussion of policy and cross sector planning issues, a template for a transition planning policy and local contact information.