The good news is that people with ­disabilities are living longer than ever before. The bad news is that there is no formal system in place to guide them in the transition to retirement or to life as an older person. This transition can cause anxiety for ­people with disabilities and their ­families.

 

Join us for a training on this ­important and emerging topic. The event details a pathway to active and inclusive retirement for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This training is intended for practitioners, direct support professionals, community members, and anyone interested in helping older people with intellectual disabilities participate actively in the community as they choose.

 

When: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and ­Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)

 

The event will feature Dr. Roger Stancliffe, a professor of intellectual disability at the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has been a researcher in the disability field for over three decades.

 

The event is co-sponsored by The Arc Minnesota, The Arc Greater Twin Cities, The Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota and Living Well Disability Services.

 

Information and Register online at inclusiveretirement.org

 

Please note:

$25 for advocates and family members

$50 for all others

Registration deadline is Friday, July 28

Capacity is limited to 95 participants

 

 

 

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