Supporting individuals with Down Syndrome
E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L
Dr. Herge is a Professor and Director of the BSMS OT Program in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, and Co-Chairs the NTG Evaluation Committee. She has presented at various professional venues and authored book chapters on topics related to intellectual disability, aging, dementia, and occupational therapy practice. She is Skills2Care® certified and is working on a new Skills2Care-ID® program to support caregivers of individuals with intellectual disability and dementia.
Helen E. Stepowany, BS, MS
Ms. Stepowany has served as an adjunct lecturer in the graduate program for Health Administration at Utica University and has worked for more than 40 years in health and disability services. She served in an executive leadership role for several highly regarded New York State non-profit organizations including Upstate Cerebral Palsy, the Kelberman Center for Autism, and the Kennedy Willis Center. As an organizational consultant, her work focuses on non-profit capacity building as well as on how livable community models can effectively support older adults with intellectual disabilities.