ND citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities will experience highest levels of    quality of life and self-direction as part of healthy aging, retirement, and later life transitions.  As people age, their needs change and without good planning, quality of life can suffer. In order to improve self-directed healthy aging, policymakers, providers, families, and people with disabilities need to understand the critical issues confronting people with disabilities as they age. People with disabilities need to have information and support to make transitions including decisions about retirement and later life. NDCPD will teach families, pre-service and practicing professionals how to support healthy aging and self-determination through person-centered planning for later life transitions.