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Guides For Caregivers

Caregivers in both sectors are faced with the intermingling complexities of aging and developmental disabilities.  The Ontario Partnership, through the ADD Trillium Project and other initiatives is developing resources for caregivers.  These resources include practical guides on important care-giving issues:

Aging with a Developmental Disability - Transition Guide for Caregivers

Provides information and checklists to help caregivers plan for the transition of individuals into old age. 

Available in hard copy for $5.00, to offset printing and distribution costs, by sending a request to the project offices at denismcclelland@hotmail.com    The guide can also be downloaded from the OPADD website without charge.

 

Guide on Accessing Seniors Community Programs

Provides information about seniors community programs and guidance on how older adults with a developmental disability can access them.  The guide includes material geared to the needs of self-advocates, caregivers in developmental services and staff of seniors community programs. The guide looks and acts like a website.  It also offers links to additional online information so users can explore selected topics in more depth. 

Available in CD ROM format for $10.00, to offset publishing and distribution costs, by sending a request to the project offices at denismcclelland@hotmail.com      Portions of the guide are available on the OPADD website without charge.

 

Guide on Personal Care and Property

Presents a highly useful summary of information on legislation and regulations pertaining to substitute decision-making and financial issues.  The guide focuses on the needs of older adults with a developmental disability and provides information about online and other resources where readers can find more complete information. 

Available in hard copy for for $5.00, to offset printing and distribution costs, by sending a request to the project offices at denismcclelland@hotmail.com    The guide can also be downloaded from the OPADD website without charge.

 

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