Resource Modules on Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities

These modules are designed for LEND and UCEDD trainees to learn more about the adult phase of the life course continuum of health and health care for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities (ID). By using these resources, LEND and UCEDD trainees will gain knowledge and perspective concerning: common health issues for adults with ID; socio-cultural influences on health of adults with ID; self-determination and person-centered care as essential elements of health promotion and healthcare for adults with ID; the importance of competitive employment and place of residence on health status; communication skills as they relate to health and wellness; and the central importance of optimal health status on quality of life and on the ability of adults with ID to live the lives they desire in inclusive communities.

To reach the resources, click on a module below. As you navigate through the website, you will find many resource links. Additional resources on Adult Health are available at the HealthMeet website’s “Health Resources” page and “Webinar Archive” page.

Updated February 2018
Module 1: Understanding Health and Health Promotion for People with ID

Module 2: Communication Skills in the Context of Health and Wellness

Provided by The Healthmeet Project of the ArcWestchester Institute for Human Development, and Association of University Centers on Disabilities

This resource was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number, U27 DD001156, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.