Scott Landes (Syracuse) launches the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Age-at-Death Tracker


Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) die younger than those without such disabilities in the U.S. To improve our understanding of this persistent disparity, Scott Landes of the Syracuse University, Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) worked with Janet Wilmoth and Nader Mehri to construct a website dedicated to tracking age-at-death trends for adults with intellectual disability, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other rare developmental disabilities, as well as those without IDD. The website, which will be updated annually, currently allows users to compare age-at-death patterns for each IDD group by U.S. state, year, biological sex, and race-ethnicity for 2008-2017.

Click here to access the tracker.