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.
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 has partnered 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.
Upcoming Trainings and Workshops
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.
NTG Family Support
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
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.
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Sign up for periodic NTG E-News Blasts! You'll also have access to the very latest information, educational opportunities, and be able to make your voice heard with opportunities to tell policymakers what you think. The best way to stay up-to-date on all things ID and dementia!
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Become a Member
NTG members receive exclusive benefits, including:
discounted registration for workshops & webinars
free informational services
corporate travel discounts
access to HELEN journal
Individual and Organizational Memberships Available!