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Welcome to The NTG

The NTG is a not-for-profit organization charged with ensuring that the interests of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia - as well as their families and friends – are taken into account.

Our mission is to advocate for services and supports for people with intellectual disability who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementias and for their families.

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NTG News

Help the NTG - Take our Family Information Survey!

The NTG's Family Support Committee is undertaking a national survey of families. The questions ask about your interest in critical dementia-related information and how you access such information.  The survey is brief and easy to complete.

To access the survey page, click on 'More Info' on the right.

New Webinar Series on Epilepsy!

The webinar series, 'Epilepsy in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities', run by the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry and the Neurology Consortium of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Practitioners, along with the NTG, examines the intricacies of seizure disorders in adults with intellectual disabilities.

ID & Dementia Project in Texas!

The NTG is partnering with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to undertake a five-year project funded by the Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities to expand awareness and services for adults with intellectual disability living with dementia.

NTG Issues Strategic Plan for 2023-24!

The NTG Board of Directors approved its 2023-24 Strategic Plan consisting of seven priority areas, including Membership, Services and Support, Operations, Fund Development, Communications and Marketing, Health and Research, and Advocacy and Public Policy

Upcoming Trainings and Workshops
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U.S. Workshops

Workshop schedule for 2023 to-date is posted! Check on upcoming workshops.

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Canadian Workshops

Workshop schedule for 2023 coming soon! Check back for updates.

ECHO Education Series

ID and Dementia Texas ECHO

Moving Knowledge - Not People

3rd Wednesday of every month 

NTG Training & Education

The NTG offers training workshops on intellectual disability and dementia, in the US and Canada. These renowned workshops are based on the NTG's evidence-informed curriculum modules on various topics related to intellectual disability and dementia. 

NTG's ECHO education series is a free, practical, case-based education program for health care and social service providers who want to enhance their knowledge, capabilities, and performance related to the care of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities affected by dementia.

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NTG Family Support

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The NTG is committed to family caregivers, as well as direct service professionals, who support individuals with intellectual disability and dementia. We recognize that many family members provide direct, day-to-day care to their loved one, while others are involved indirectly. No matter how you provide care, the work we do is in support of all family caregivers.

The NTG offers a free monthly online support group for family members caring for an adult relative with ID and dementia.  The support group meets the first Thursday of the month at 8 pm Eastern Time. 

NTG Training & Education

Publications Library

Looking for information on dementia and various conditions, such as autism or cerebral palsy? What about regression syndrome and Down syndrome?

We maintain information pages, offering summaries of recent research, covering these and other related topics. Go to our full library to filter into categories that interest you.

Featured Publications

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Physician's Quick Guide for Using the NTG-EDSD

Physician's Quick Guide for Using the NTG-EDSD

Resource document

Screening for dementia among adults with intellectual disability: Outcomes from a pilot study

Screening for dementia among adults with intellectual disability: Outcomes from a pilot study

Journal article

Bibliography on Dementia Care Management and Intellectual Disability

Bibliography on Dementia Care Management and Intellectual Disability

Working bibliography

Effectively training professional caregivers to screen and refer persons with dementia and intellectual/developmental disability

Effectively training professional caregivers to screen and refer persons with dementia and intellectual/developmental disability

Journal article

Examining Adults with Neuroatypical Conditions for MCI/Dementia During Cognitive Impairment Assessments: Report of the Neuroatypical Conditions Expert Consultative Panel

Examining Adults with Neuroatypical Conditions for MCI/Dementia During Cognitive Impairment Assessments: Report of the Neuroatypical Conditions Expert Consultative Panel

Resource document

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  • discounted registration for workshops & webinars

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