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Jointly appointed by Queen's University and Ongwanada, the epidemiologist is engaged in teaching, research, consultative services, and the supervision of graduate students in the field of developmental disabilities. Regular surveys of Ongwanada families, clients, and Home Share providers are conducted to evaluate services and to recommend improvements. The Epidemiology program includes research projects concerned with the prevalence of intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism), the social inclusion of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), quality improvement in developmental services, the experiences of families, as well as health care access, aging and mortality among persons with IDD. More information can be found at www.mapsresearch.ca. The program includes collaborations with researchers in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and the United Kingdom.

Area served: Kingston, Ottawa, the eastern Ontario region, and the province of Ontario.



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