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Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Pica

Pica is an eating disorder in which a person repeatedly consumes nonnutritive items, such as dirt or paint. Research suggests that pica affects between 6-25% of people with IDD. In this chapter excerpt, read about how to treat the disorder using medical and behavioral interventions. Read More

Q&A on Community Supports for Individuals with IDDs

What are the 6 characteristics of a well-functioning organization that supports people with intellectual and development disabilities? Find out in this Q&A with the authors of A Leadership Guide for Today's Disabilities Organizations: Overcoming Challenges and Making Change Happen. Read More

Q&A on Nursing Care for Individuals with IDD

Read this author interview to learn what distinguishes nursing care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and why there is a decline in educational opportunities for nurses who wish to specialize in this field. Read More