Aging and DD Networks - The Case for Network Crossover (Maine UCEDD)

February 8, 2016

"The Aging and Developmental Disabilities Networks: Can the Silos Be Dismantled?" in the current special issue of the Maine Policy Review on aging. The authors discuss the service networks for aging and developmental and physical disabilities, which have traditionally functioned in distinctly separate camps. They present the case for greater crossover between these networks and endorse increased alignment of the aging and disability networks in all arenas, including policy making, program development, education, and research. The full-text commentary may be downloaded from the Maine Policy Review's open access repository in Digital Commons.

Lenard Kaye is professor of social work at the University of Maine School of Social Work and founding director of the UMaine Center on Aging. Lucille Zeph is associate professor emerita of education and disability studies, and served as founding director of the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (ME UCEDD) from 1992 to 2015. Alan B. Cobo-Lewis is associate professor of psychology in UMaine's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and was named Director of Maine's UCEDD in July 2015