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

    Webinar: Trauma Informed Care for Individuals with Autism

    12:00 PM -1:00 PM (Central Time)Webinar
    June 20, 2018
    12:00 PM -1:00 PM (Central Time)
    Registration link:
    Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are at a significantly increased risk of victimization and are more likely to exhibit symptoms of trauma than typical peers. This
    webinar will discuss the factors that make individuals with ASD more vulnerable to traumatic events. Attendees will learn about the importance of considering trauma in the
    development of living and working environments, as well as in the development of behavior plans.
    Presenter: Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC
    UIC Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics
    Show details

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