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

  • Thu
    12:00 PM -1:00 PM (Central Time)Webinar
    Webinar: Improving Emotion Regulation for Individuals with Developmental Disability through Skills System
    June 21, 2018
    12:00 PM -1:00 PM (Central Time)
    Registration link:
    SkillsSystem (Brown, Brown & Dibiasio, 2013) is a curriculum developed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disability whose struggles with emotion regulation interfere with
    independence, relationships and well-being. SkillsSystem is based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with a focus on emotion regulation skills that help move the individual toward clearly identified short and long term goals. We will discuss the system’s application in both individual and group settings, as well as its utility in CILAs and day programs.
    Presenter: Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC
    UIC Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics
    CEUs (1 CEU per webinar) are FREE via the Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). If you need assistance with registering for these webinars, please contact Nelson Ayuyao,
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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