Engaging Social Support in Future Planning for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
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Many adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) now outlive their parents due to their increased lifespan, yet families report low rates of planning for a time in the future when they will no longer be able to provide support or care. Although many barriers are known to impede planning, the factors that facilitate planning are less known. The present study examines the effect of a social support intervention on facilitating future planning in a randomized control group pilot study. Parents and guardians of adult children with ID were invited to attend a future planning workshop. All participants ...