Resources

If you’re interested in learning more about aging or disability resources see below:

National Resources for finding services

  • The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging “The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is a 501c(3) membership association representing America’s national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providing a voice in the nation’s capital for the 256 Title VI Native American aging programs.”
  • Directory of Centers for Independent Living “The ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. The ILRU provides a national directory of Centers for Independent Living.”
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) “The center works to collect and disseminate the results of research funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). They also work to provide information services and document delivery to the disability and rehabilitation communities across the United States.”

National Resources for researchers

  • The Administration for Community Living (ACL)— “ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.”
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) “The center works to collect and disseminate the results of research funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). They also work to provide information services and document delivery to the disability and rehabilitation communities across the United States.”
  • NARRTC (formerly known as the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers) “The purpose of the NARRTC is to improve the quality of life, independence of life choices, and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families through relevant research, training, technical assistance, knowledge translation, development and demonstration activities. NARRTC hosts an annual conference which provides an opportunity for National Institute on Disabiliyt, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research grantees to share the latest research findings, training and knowledge translation methodologies and results related to enhancing interventions, programs or systems to improve the lives of people with disabilities.”

St. Louis Area Resources for Participating in Research

If you are a healthcare provider or provider of long-term support services you may be interested in local continuing education resources available at Washington University in St. Louis:

Depression, Aging and Disability Webinar:

  • Dr. Eric Lenze talks about treatments for depression in older adults and adults aging with long-term disabilities.