Organizations working at the crossroads of health care and disability.
A champion for health equity, Special Olympics provides resources that help people with intellectual disabilities live healthier lifestyles and access quality health services. The organization also trains health professionals to care for people with intellectual disabilities.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) maintains a list of resources for schools of nursing looking to accommodate students with disabilities.
The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education (ADHCE) is a not-for-profit organization of educators and faculty in the healthcare professions who are working to integrate disability-related content and experiences into health care education and training programs.
The Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA) serves to educate, empower, and advocate for nurses practicing in the specialty of developmental disability nursing.
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
National Association of Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals (NAQ) promotes, protects, and advances the interests of disability professionals in service, application, research, and other means of improving human welfare.
NADSP works to elevate the status of direct support professionals by improving practice standards, promoting system reform, and advancing their knowledge, skills, and values, through certification, credentialing, training, professional development, and accreditation services.
Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD) provides a forum for healthcare professionals who provide clinical care to people with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD) and improve the quality of healthcare for individuals with IDD.
IEC was created to help people with disabilities get the care and supports they need in order to thrive. By tapping the power of innovation, we can transform our system and help healthcare “see” people with IDD.