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

  • Fri
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ETAUCD Webinar
    Friday, May 25, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET 
    Multnomah County, located in Oregon and includes the Portland Metro Area, developed the Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) project in collaboration with several partners including the UCEDD at Oregon Health & Science University. The SHEIDD builds community capacity to provide holistic sexual health education and support to young people (age 14-21) experiencing I/DD so they can make informed decisions, stay safe, and experience healthy relationships.
     This webinar will provide information about the SHEIDD model and some of its activities, which have been developed and implemented through the Community Advisory Group, a collaborative of health educators, I/DD professionals, teachers, self-advocates, and other stakeholders.
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  • Tue
    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ESTWebinar

    Trauma-informed behavior planning for people with IDD

    Date: June 5, 2018
    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

    Trauma-informed behavior planning for people with IDD

    Please register for this free webinar here

    Content Overview:

    This webinar will be focused on how to take trauma-informed care principles and apply them to behavior planning. We will discuss basic trauma-informed care principles as well as positive behavior support principles and provide examples of how to adapt behavior plans taking into account a person's trauma history. This webinar will focus on practical application of the material.

    Haleigh Scott, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Susan Kahan, MA, University of Illinois at Chicago

    This webinar is being jointly sponsored by AAIDD and NADD.

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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