The book is the blueprint for the future of supports for individuals with disabilities and their families. It details everything from research, best practices, public policy, and future direction. Every professional in this field must have this book as a resource on their desk.' --Cathy Ficker Terill, President and CEO, Ray Graham Association
National Goals is America's first effort to assess the status of the nation with regards to its fulfillment of goals for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Based on a federally sponsored conference in Washington, DC, this groundbreaking book describes current knowledge in critical areas that touch lives of persons with intellectual disabilities. The state of the knowledge contained in the book in areas such as education, positive behavior support, health supports, biomedical research, technology, and aging makes it an indispensable resource to anyone delivering quality care and services to citizens with intellectual disabilities.
Clinical Judgment - ISBN 0940898896
State of the States in Developmental Disabilities - ISBN 1935304003
Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of disabilities. AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.
AAIDD publishes books for professionals in developmental disability in the areas of:
-Definition of intellectual disability
-Positive behavior support
-Quality of life
“National Goals provides much needed guidance for the formulation of public policy and future action that will benefit people with intellectual disabilities in the United States and as such, this publication challenges us all to take those actions.”--( Nancy Thaler, Director for Quality Improvement Strategies for Home and Community Based Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) “Many federal agencies and much federal legislation call on diverse stakeholders to work together on issues of importance to persons with disabilities. The National Goals book derived from the conference is an exceptional example of the wisdom of such expectations. The many federal and state government, professional, advocacy and academic agencies and organizations that supported this effort should take pride in the product of their commitments and contributions. Most importantly, in that same spirit, they should continue to work together to fulfill the recommendations and achieve the goals outlined in the book.” Robert (Bobby) Silverstein, Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy