Thank you for visiting the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD). We aim to give you information on health status, health access, and health behaviors of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), strategies to improve health and function among people with IDD through health promotion activities, and how to improve health care access through integrated care practices. In addition we have information on developmental disabilities across the lifespan, disability friendly environments, and caregiver support.

RRTCDD (2013-2018) Brochure

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Improving health through health promotion and health care access. Impacting lives for a healthier tomorrow.

Upcoming Presentations and Conferences

Event Information:

  • Dementia and Intellectual Disability Workshops

    Dementia and Intellectual Disability Workshops

    The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) is offering a series of workshops on “Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia” at several locations over the next coming few months. This workshop is offered as a two-day "basic" course or a three-day "Train-the-Trainer" course. It is based on the newly developed, evidence-informed NTG Education and Training Curriculum on Dementia and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities and is designed to complement the requirements for workforce skill enhancement under the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. These workshops are appropriate for clinicians, program administrators, family caregivers, and staff with direct or ancillary care responsibilities of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in disability-, health care-, and aging-related agencies.

    The dates, locations, and registration information of the upcoming workshops in the San Diego, Topeka, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Worcester, and Chicago areas can be accessed via the NTG’s website at:

    NTG is supported by the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health at the University of Illinois.

    Contact Dr. K. Bishop at

Research Studies

  1. HealthMatters Program Scale-Up
  2. Impact of Managed Care
  3. Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Study
  4. National Health Outcomes Indicators
  5. Reducing Obesity through POWERS

Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD)
College of Applied Health Sciences (CAHS)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
1640 West Roosevelt Road, M/C 626
Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904
Phone: 1-312-413-1520
Fax: 1-312-996-6942
TTY: 1-312-413-0453
800-996-8845 (V); 800-526-0844 (Chicago Relay Access)

Funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant # 90RT5020-03