Thank you for visiting the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD). We hope this website will give you useful information on health status, health access, and health behaviors of adults with I/DD, strategies to improve health and function among people with I/DD through health promotion interventions, and how to improve health care access through integrated care practices. In addition we have information on aging with developmental disabilities, disability friendly environments, and caregiver support.

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

Upcoming Training

Event Information:

  • Thu

    Transition of Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Adult-Systems of Care

    2pm - 3pm CST


    Presented by: Kruti Acharya, MD

    Dr. Acharya will review the most recent data about health care transition for adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). During the webinar, she will describe standard of care for health care transition and highlight strategies to support the transition to adult-centered health care for this population.

    Dr. Acharya is a board certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician and internist at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the director of the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. Dr. Acharya cares for individuals with developmental disabilities using a lifespan perspective from childhood to adulthood. She is particularly interested in supporting adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities as they transition to adult-systems of care and beyond.

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Research Studies

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

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 # 90RT5020-01-00