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Advocacy is about individuals with disabilities and groups of people working together to take charge of life. It is a process of understanding how decisions are made, and what choices can allow individuals to be more independent. Training programs and resources are made available to teach individuals with disabiliti...

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As recent as 40 years ago, individuals with I/DD who could not live independently or with family members faced one option: confinement to a public institution. However, increasing numbers of direct support professionals (DSP) now enable persons with I/DD to return to their homes and receive assistance and support to...

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There are an estimated 641,000 adults age 60 and older with I/DD in the United States and the numbers are expected to double in the next two decades. The average life expectancy of people with I/DD was just 22 years in 1931 and now is 63 years for males and 69 years for females. At these rates, the number of America...

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People with I/DD want to have healthy relationships with others – including romantic relationships. Yet, this population faces a variety of barriers that keep them from experiencing social and emotional relationships. As a result, many are lonely and lack opportunities to meet people and make friends to satisfy th...

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