Welcome to Last Passages

Photo of country road with bright sunlight shining through the trees in the distance.The purpose of the Last Passages project is to share information and promising practices to enhance end-of-life care for persons with developmental disabilities.

End-of-life care refers to the plans, preferences, and expectations that an individual envisions for his or herself with the realization that life does not go on forever. It is not necessarily initiated by any medical or health event, condition, or consequence but simply by the common understanding that life ends and we should be able, to the best of our ability, with support, to have a say in its actualization.

Last Passages is a joint project of the Volunteers of America, the University at Albany, NYSARC, Inc. and Marist College.

Related Sites

Hospice and Palliative Care Forum
Partners include NYSARC, HPCA and NYSDDPC NYSARC is a not-for-profit serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State