In part one of our two-part interview with Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT, we talk about grief and loss and how these experiences can impact people with IDD.
Margaret is the Director of Transition, Employment and Aging at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. She is a graduate of Indiana University Law School and a certified death educator. Margaret has worked in the disability field for thirty years in a variety of capacities, primarily focused on either increasing access to competitive employment for transitioning youth and adults with significant disabilities or acknowledgment and support for the grief shouldered by people with I/DD as a result of multiple life losses, including deaths of loved ones. She serves as President of National APSE and is Immediate Past President for New Jersey’s APSE Chapter. Additionally she is a Governor’s appointee to both the New Jersey Commission on National Community Service and Volunteerism and the State Rehabilitation Council. She successfully completed a previous appointment to the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on End-of-Life issues. For the last twelve years Margaret has been researching and training on the impact aging as well as grief and loss have on people with developmental disabilities as well as bioethical issues in healthcare and end-of-life treatment particular to this population.
Transcript are available in English
and in Spanish
Resources mentioned in this interview include: