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Aging with Disabilities

Thu March 25, 2021: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT


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Aging with Disabilities

About this Webinar:

When we think about disability and aging, we most often assume some type of change associated with growing older. What about persons aging with disability? Like all Americans, persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities are living longer, better; but, what does aging with disability look like? In this session, we discuss the similarities and differences between aging into and aging with disability. We also reconcile the roles of caregivers and family supports as the person with disability grows older.
Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand aging and disability as a dynamic process.
  • Reconcile models for aging and disability.
  • Review balancing gains and losses throughout the lifespan.
  • Identify similarities and differences in the aging experience.


Andrew Crocker, M.S.
Senior Program Specialist, Gerontology & Health
Family & Community Health
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

As Extension Program Specialist – Gerontology and Health at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Andy Crocker’s focus is the health and well-being of older adults. His main role is to support the County Extension Agents for Family and Community Health in their efforts to educate older adults, caregivers and the professionals who serve them. Since joining AgriLife Extension in 2003, Mr. Crocker has worked to develop resources to help older adults improve their health literacy through communication with their health provider and better medication management; navigate the Internet and access reliable health information; and provide information and referral to grandparents rearing their grandchildren.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Continuing Education

  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK (Expires: 3/25/2023)
  • Case Manager: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours. (Expires: 3/25/2022)
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics. (Expires: 3/25/2023)
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.0 CE credit for CFLE. (Expires: 3/25/2023)
  • Certificates of Attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

Event Materials

Presentation Slides (PDF)

Aging with Disabilities (Podcast)

Balancing Loss & Gains (Podcast)

Caregiver Identity Discrepancy & Implications for Practice

Webinar Flyer (PDF)

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