Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jamestown Post Journal, November 11, 2012, Sunday

Jamestown Post Journal

November 11, 2012, Sunday

Jamestown Post Journal (full article)

Statewide Survey To Review Policies for Developmentally Disabled

Nancy Hinkley, a Cornell Cooperative Extension associate at the Employment and Disability Institute of Cornell's ILR School, is leading implementation of the survey. Survey findings will be reported, and recommendations issued, in the summer.

"People with disabilities now often outlive their parents due to health care advances. In addition, the current economic climate is restricting growth of some public services for people with disabilities. This combination may put siblings in a different position than in previous generations, as they increasingly consider responsibilities for brothers and sisters," Hinkley said. "We need more research regarding the supports and services these adult siblings need."