End of life care for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities washington dc american association on intellectual and developmental disabilities washington dc american association on intellectual and developmental disabilities. The coalition for compassionate care of california cccc in partnership with mildred consulting has undertaken the effort to try to understand more about conservatorship of people with developmental disabilities with an aim of fostering greater self determination and empowerment of this population throughout life as well as at the end of life. This unique reference by a physician and medical sociologist is the only resource to addresses in depth the medical social legal and ethical issues in end of life care that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities face from youth to old age. Improving end of life care for those with intellectual disabilities claire lavin is a professor of psychology at the college of new rochelle in westchester county new york a licensed clinical and school psychologist she works with children and adults with disabilities in facilities and school districts in the greater new york city region. End of life care is the only major reference to systematically explore the unique medical social legal political and ethical issues to consider while providing care to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are facing terminal illness or life limiting conditions
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