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

    Promoting the Wellbeing of Individuals with IDD Through Research and HealthMatters, Maryland

    4–5:00 pm ET

    Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2017
    Contact: Lindsey Polansky
    Email: [email protected]
    Date: October 18, 2017
    Time: 4:00 p.m. EST

    Wellbeing of Individuals with IDD Through Research and HealthMatters, Maryland

    Registration for this webinar is complimentary. Please register here.

    Content Overview:

    Dr. Lynne Tomasa will focus on future planning for individuals with IDD, including integrating concepts of health and wellness into a future plan. She will also discuss the role of healthcare and service professionals in supporting the wishes of individuals with IDD and their families.

    Jennifer Eastman will then explain the HealthMatters Scale Up initiative, framework and goals. Jennifer will also discuss the MD Department of Disabilities and its unique position in MD government and the progress and success in implementing the Scale Up thus far. She will also explore some identified opportunities for future success and sustainability.

    Lynne Tomasa, PhD, MSW, University of Arizona, Sonoran UCEDD
    Jennifer Eastman, MBA, Maryland Department of Disabilities

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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