Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health

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:

  • Pregnancy Outcomes for Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Pregnancy Outcomes for Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Presenters: Susan Parish, PhD, MSW


    RRTCDD 2016 Health and Wellness Series Webinar

    Did you know women with I/DD had longer hospital stays, and were more likely to have Caesarean deliveries in contrast to other women? Rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes were elevated for women with IDD across a range of measures, including early labor, preterm birth, and preeclampsia, and their infants were more likely to have low birth weight. Dr. Susan Parish will present findings from a study that compared deliveries among women with IDD to the general obstetric population, and discuss the implications of these findings, as well as the targeted interventions needed to address these detrimental outcomes.


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

HealthMatters Program