DA09-1144C - Interventions Useful in Supporting Identity Development in Persons with IDD
Author: Dan Baker, Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ
Description:Who am I? What am I to do in life? These are two of the central questions in the development of a unique identity which is among the most important developmental tasks of life, beginning in infancy, sometimes resolved during adolescent years, continually forming through all of life. Identity includes occupational goals, religious beliefs, sexual identity, and ethnic background. The presence of intellectual disability is a relevant aspect as well, which will be explored in this teleconference along with relevant topics and supports in identity formation for persons with IDD.
Produced in 2009