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:

  • Wed

    Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities

    9:30am-11:00am CDTEquip for Equality, 20 N. Michigan, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602

    Equip for Equality Hosts Disability Rights Consortium Meeting on April 26th to Focus on Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities

    Download PPTX: Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities 4.26.17

    The next meeting of the Disability Rights Consortium will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 9:30am-11:00am at Equip for Equality (20 N. Michigan, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602).​

    Topic:  The Intersection of Disability and Human Trafficking, April 26, 2017

    People with disabilities are especially vulnerable to human trafficking. This session will focus on defining human trafficking, discussing the intersection of disability and trafficking, and taking a look at the investigation and prosecution of these crimes in Cook County.


    Speakers will be Lydia Sharp, Equal Justice Works Fellow & Staff Attorney sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP at Equip for Equality; Summar Ghias, Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator at STOP-IT, The Salvation Army Family and Community Services; and ASA Lou Longhitano, Supervisor - Human Trafficking Unit at the Cook County State's Attorney.

    CLE Available

    1.5 hours of CLE credit will be provided to attorneys.


    If you can't attend in person, you can participate via teleconference by calling 800-910-8278 and entering code: 1940990.  If you need other accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact Barry Taylor at by April 21st.

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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