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:

  • Thu

    Beyond Care Coordination: Cross-Systems Care Integration for Adults with IDD

    3:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)Webex

    RRTCDD and The Arc 2018 Health and Wellness Webinar Series

    Webinar 2: Beyond Care Coordination: Cross-Systems Care Integration for Adults with IDD 

    Betty Geer, DNP, RN, CPNP · Brystal Karber, BA · Nichole Guerra, DBA

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 

    PLAY RECORDING (1 hr 6 min)

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    Nichole Guerra is a Research Coordinator at The Resource Exchange Research Center. Her educational background is in Health Science and Nonprofit Management in the Human Services industry.  Mrs. Guerra’s has worked in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2005. She has extensive experience in residential and day program settings, case management, and adapted physical activities.

    Betty Geer is the Research Center Director for The Resource Exchange in Colorado Spring. She has more than 30 years cumulative experience in a broad range of fields, including public health research, nursing, graphic design, economic development, and architecture. She holds five degrees from the University of Colorado: Bachelor of Fine Art, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Architecture, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. She is currently PI for the Care Integration and Quality of Life study, the research portion of the collaborative project entitled Health Coordination for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

    Brystal Karber, Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and a Teaching Assistant at University of Colorado

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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