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Intellectual/Developmental Disability

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National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research National Institutes of Health offers Practical Oral Care for People with Developmental Disabilities for health care professionals and caregivers and also offers the Practical Oral Care for People with Intellectual Disability. These are very practical and comprehensive guides on oral care.

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California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. These disabilities include mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. For more information on each of the Regional Centers, please visit this website.

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Institute for Developmental Disabilities, Inc. is a non-profit corporation providing medical, educational and residential services to children and adults with severe to profound developmental disabilities in a rural country setting. Day Habilitation services, also referred to as Assonet Bay Life Skills Environment (A.B.L.E.) I & II programs, are designed to meet the needs of those in the Adult Program who require active habilitation designed to address a variety of individualized habilitation goals, such as fine motor skill development, sensory skill development, cooking skills, and community inclusion. Their diverse team of therapists and specialists offers occupational, physical, speech and music therapy; an adapted physical education program that includes a gym, fitness program, and a therapeutic pool with a unique barrier-free lift that facilitates easy transfer from wheelchair to pool; adaptive design services to tailor wheelchairs and adaptive equipment according to an individual's specific needs; and low-vision/orientation and mobility services to help visually impaired students better access their environment and the educational process. For more information regarding IDDI's admissions, programs, services, and community or arrange a tour of their campus and facilities, please contact them today at (508) 644-3101 or info@iddicommunity.org or the Institute for Developmental Disabilities, Inc., 38 Narrows Road, P.O. Box 372, Assonet, MA 02702.

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New Jersey

Atlantic Health, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Developmental Disabilities Centers (DDC), are part of Morristown Memorial Hospitalís Center for Human Development, offering diagnostic and treatment services for adults with developmental disabilities. They are also located at Overlook Hospitalís Union Campus. Their staff includes board-certified internal medicine physicians and nurse practitioners who collaborate with developmental pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists and licensed professional counselors to provide comprehensive, integrated primary care and behavioral health services. Any adult with a developmental disability is eligible for services and should be registered with the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Their patients include individuals who live with family or in their own homes, supervised apartments, skills development homes with sponsors or group homes with staff. For more about their medical developmental disabilities services and behavioral health developmental disabilities services, click on the link above. Contact them at Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07962, phone at Morristown Memorial Hospital Medical Appointments: 973-971-4095 and Mental Health Appointments: 973-971-5302 and at Overlook Hospitalís Union Campus, Medical and Mental Health Appointments: 908-598-6655.

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New York

Jawonio advancing independence of people with disabilities is the premiere provider of lifespan services in the Hudson Valley of New York State for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and chronic medical conditions. The mission of Jawonio is to advance the independence, well-being and equality of people with disabilities or special needs. Services include Health Care Center, Community Living Services, Day Services, Behavorial Health Services, Employment/Vocational Services, Developmental Disabilities Services and Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Services. Jawonio has continued to expand its programs and now provides high quality services to more than 5,000 children and adults each year. For over 60 years, Jawonio has provided support and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs throughout Rockland County, New York , Westchester County, New York and Bergen and Passaic Counties in Northern New Jersey. For a very comprehensive listing of their services visit Jawonio Contact Jawonio at the Main Campus / Administration, 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City, NY 10956, Telephone: 845.708.2000 or FAX: 845.634.7731.


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Balance, Inc. is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities. They provide services to individuals that promote and respond to their personal goals, desires, needs and dreams. They strive to empower each individual in determining the direction of his or her life. Services enhance the communitiesí capacity to understand and embrace persons with developmental disabilities. They are committed to provide services that maximize individual potential, while acting as prudent stewards of our resources. They offer individual services, adult family group homes, adult day services and supported living and children's services, with a summer recreation program for children. To contact Balance Inc. write to 1350 14th Avenue, Grafton, WI 53024, Phone: (262) 268-6811 or Fax: (262) 421-8330.

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