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:

  • Tue

    Competency – Health and Wellness

    8:00 pmWebinar

    MAY 22, 2018  3 PM EST 

    Competency – Health and Wellness

    Astrid Berry, NHS Human Services, Harrisburg, PA

    People with an IDD/MI diagnosis are at risk for more health and wellness problems than people without. They often take many medications and have barriers in communication that affect their ability to plan or organize information. These issues can make it more difficult for the person to take an active role in his/her health. This webinar will review the implications and risk factors of co-occurring disorders as well as the role of the Direct Support Professional in supporting treatment, communication, medication management, wellness, and recovery.

    Registration is now open! 

    Registration – The cut-off for receipt of all registration forms will be five (5) business days prior to the Webinar.  Registrations received after this point will not be processed.   Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions of how to access and any handout information. 

    Click here for Online Registration

    Debit/Credit Cards are the only accepted payment methods available on-line: Mastercard, VISA and Discover.  

    Click here for Registration Form

    Debit/Credit Cards, checks and purchase orders with PO#’s are accepted methods from the download form.

    Please contact the NADD Office with any questions regarding registration, the webinar series, or if we can be of any assistance, at or 1-(845) 331-4336.

    If you have any technical difficulties accessing the links, feel free to contact our webinar technical support team at 800.974.2166 and follow the prompts to web technical support.

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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