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:

  • Tue

    Understanding the complex lives and needs of people with co-occurring mental illness and intellectual/ developmental disabilities

    12:00 - 1:00 ETWebinar

    Presenters:        Rozemarijn "Rosie" Staal, PHD

    Karyn Harvey, PhD

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    Individuals diagnosed with co-occurring intellectual / developmental disability and mental illness have complex needs which can challenge service systems. This webinar will deepen and expand participant's understanding about key issues when providing services to these individuals. Specific topics covered will include: information about the prevalence of serious mental illness in individuals with an intellectual disability, barriers and factors that can make accurate diagnosis difficult. Methods outlined by evidence-based research and expert consensus that can assist in overcoming these barriers will be discussed. The prevalence and impact of trauma will be addressed along with workforce development considerations.

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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