Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health

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:

  • The Experience of and Outcomes for People with I/DD and Their Families in Managed Health Care: Lessons Learned

    The Experience of and Outcomes for People with I/DD and Their Families in Managed Health Care: Lessons Learned

    Presenters: Tamar Heller, PhD and Randall Owen, PhD


    RRTCDD 2016 Health and Wellness Series Webinar

    WebEx recording is available for viewing "The Experience of and Outcomes for People with I/DD and Their Families in Managed Health Care: Lessons Learned" (
    Recording) (PowerPoint Slides)

    This webinar presents results from a four year evaluation of an integrated care program in which people transferred from fee–for-service Medicaid to managed health care. It will include innovative ways to assess the views of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ( IDD ) regarding their health and healthcare, outcomes of the transition, and strategies resulting in better health care outcomes. Lessons learned will address the role of continuity of care, care coordination, consumer choice, and family involvement in meeting the health care needs of people with IDD and ways to improve these aspects.


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

HealthMatters Program