State of the Science: Advances at the Intersection of Aging and Long-Term Disability

As the U.S. population ages, an increasing number of Americans with disabilities acquired early in life are living into their later years. These individuals are said to be “aging with disability” and represent a growing population with unique healthcare needs. This population challenges our usual definitions of what it means to age “successfully”, and calls for new policies and approaches to maximize access to healthcare, long-term services and supports, and evidence based programming.

This October, join us for an exciting three-day webinar series led by experts in the field of aging and disability.  Learn about recent research advances in key areas, including long-term services and supports, community access and autonomy, and healthcare policy changes for people aging with disabilities.

This webinar series is hosted with support from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

Day 1: Monday, October 16th, 12-2 p.m. EST/9-11 a.m. PST (Register)

  • Focus: Long-term services and supports and caregiving for adults aging with disability.
  • Presenters: Lois Verbrugge (University of Michigan), Debra Sheets (University of Victoria), Margaret Campbell (Campbell & Associates), Joe Caldwell (National Council on Aging)

Day 2: Wednesday, October 18th, 12-2 p.m. EST/9-11 a.m. PST (Register)

  • Focus:  Autonomy and access for adults aging with disability.
  • Presenters: Ivan Molton (University of Washington), Sarah Ruiz (National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research), Lisa Iezzoni (Harvard University), Philippa Clarke (University of Michigan)

Day 3: Friday, October 20th, 12-2 p.m. EST/9-11 a.m. PST (Register)

  • Focus:  Healthcare policy, and implications for adults aging with long-term disability.
  • Presenters: Margaret Campbell (Campbell & Associates), Tamar Heller (University of Illinois Chicago), Michelle Putnam (Simmons College)