Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – Lifetime Caregivers: Caring for Children and Adults with Developmental and/or Intellectual Disabilities

Caregiving does not just describe an individual caring for a senior.  In fact, about 15% of children between the ages of 3 and 17 have some type of developmental disability.  What is a developmental or intellectual disability?  What happens to these children over time?  How does support and assistance change?  Laura Kennedy, President of NYSARC, Inc. which is the largest non-profit organization in New York and the United States serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families discusses these important topics and offers advice to families on how to prepare over time.  For more information contact the NYSARC Website or Families Cannot Be Caregivers Forever