RRTCADD Resources and Publications



RRTCADD Publications Related to Women's Health Issues. These publications are available online through the RRTCADD Clearinghouse.


* Marks, B.A., Brown, A., Hahn, J.E. & Heller, T. (2003). Nursing Care Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan. Nursing Clinics of North America, 38(2), 373-393.

* Walsh, P. N., Heller, T. (Eds.) (2002). Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities.

* Gill, C. J. & Brown, A. A. (2002). Health and aging issues for women with intellectual disabilities in their own voices. In P.N. Walsh & T. Heller (Eds.). Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities (pp. 139-153). Oxford: Blackwell Science Publishing.

* Heller, T. & Marks, B. (2002). Health promotion and women. In P.N. Walsh & T. Heller, T.(Eds.). Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities (pp. 170-189). Oxford: Blackwell Science Publishing.

* Brown, A. A. & Gill, C. J. (2002). Women with developmental disabilities: Health and aging. Current Women's Health Reports, 2, 219-225.

Abstract: Major shifts have occurred in the world of disability that have profound implications for health-service provision. Although health researchers and clinicians have begun to address the health needs of women with disabilities, representation of older women with intellectual disabilities in health research and health-care practice remains inadequate. As the visibility of this group continues to grow through policies that support greater community integration and longevity, they and their families, professionals, and advocates will require more information about their health concerns, and appropriate health services and options. This article provides an overview of major issues of women with developmental disabilities within the areas of primary health care, aging, access to health services, and future directions in research and practice.

* Seltzer, G. B., Schupf, N., & Wu, H. S. (2001). A prospective study of menopause in women with Down syndrome. Journal of Developmental Disability Research, 45 (1), 1-7.

* Gill, C. J. & Brown, A. A. (2000). Overview of health issues of older women with intellectual disabilities. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 18 (1), 23-36.

* Walsh, P. N., Heller, T., Schupf, N., van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H., & Working Group (2000). Healthy Aging – Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Women’s Health Issues. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Can be downloaded at no charge

* Brown, A. A. & Murphy, L. (1999). Aging with developmental disabilities: Women's health issues. Arlington, TX: The Arc of the United States and the RRTC on Aging with Mental Retardation. Can be downloaded at no charge

* Gill, C.J., Kirschner, K.L., & Panko-Reis, J. (1994). Health services for women with disabilities: Barriers and portals. In A. J. Dan (Ed.) Reframing Women’s Health (pp. 357-366). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.