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Disability & Health Care Resources

Organizations working at the crossroads of health care and disability.

The Center for Transition to Adult Health Care for Youth with Disabilities is a national health care transition (HCT) resource center. The goal of the center is to empower youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) ages 12-26 to direct their own transition from pediatric to adult care with no reduction in quality of care or gaps in service.

The Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University provides free educational resources, including continuing education, related to caring for people with disabilities.

The IDD Toolkit website provides information for the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Toolkit offers healthcare providers best-practice tools and information regarding specific medical, mental, and behavioral health concerns, including resources for patients and families.

The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) created this toolkit to increase awareness and knowledge of the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people living with disabilities.

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The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education (ADHCE) is a not-for-profit organization of educators and faculty working to integrate disability-related content and experiences into healthcare education and training programs.

Explore the ADHCE Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education.

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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 nursing schools seeking to accommodate students with disabilities.

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The Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA) serves to educate, empower, and advocate for nurses practicing in the specialty of developmental disability nursing.

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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.

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The 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.

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The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) elevates 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.

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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.

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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.

IntellectAbility offers several free, downloadable resources to support healthcare professionals in providing quality care to people with IDD, including the Social Determinants of Health Screening for People with IDD (SDOH-PWIDD).