The good news is people with ­disabilities are living longer than ever before.
The bad news is there is no formal system in place to guide them in the transition to retirement or to life as an older person.
This transition can cause anxiety for ­people with disabilities and their ­families.
Join us for a training on this ­important and emerging topic.

Transition to Retirement Community Training Event

This training event details a pathway to active and inclusive retirement for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This training is intended for practitioners, direct support professionals, community members, and anyone interested in helping older people with intellectual disabilities participate actively in the community as they choose.


A copy of “Transition to Retirement” ebook on Google Play is included with each registration.

The webinar Transition to Retirement: Supporting Individuals with IDD in Australia to Develop an Active and 

Socially Inclusive Retirement includes some information on Transition to Retirement is available on


Dr. Roger Stancliffe is a professor of intellectual disability at the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has been a researcher in the disability field for over three decades. Roger worked with the University of Minnesota for much of that time. His work focuses on improving the everyday lives of people with intellectual disabilities. This includes encouraging the families that support them, and improving the services they receive. Roger is a regular presenter at national and international conferences. He has published over 150 research articles and chapters and is the recipient of the 2011 AAIDD Research Award.

August 1, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

University of Minnesota

Robert J. Jones Urban Research and ­

Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)

2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Click for Directions

Parking is free in the UROC lot, as well as across the street on the northwest corner of Morgan and Plymouth Avenues.

Register online at

$25 for advocates and family members

$50 for all others

Registration deadline is Friday, July 28

Capacity is limited to 100 participants

Visa, Mastercard or American Express accepted. Fee is non-refundable, but transferable to another participant For registration help, please contact Julie Kramme at 612-850-0036 or


Please request disability accommodations before the event by ­contacting Julie Kramme at