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Contains products that support the physical health of persons with developmental disabilities, including initiatives that promote and/or provide quality medical and dental services.

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
2014 Health Resources Directory for Diverse Cultural Communities
This is a directory of service providers in Minnesota for clients from diverse backgrounds This 2014 edition has expanded coverage of vision, dental, and mental health resources.
A Practical Guide for Health Management of Aging Adults with Mental Retardation
This book provides an outline of physical, and mental health issues common in older adults with developmental disabilities.
A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management of Sleep Disorders in Persons with Developmental Disabilities
This book provides a general discussion of normal sleep function and sleep disorders. It explains normal sleep, and problems with sleep both for the general population and for persons with developmental disabilities.
Access to Healthcare for Women and Girls with Disabilities.
This report explains why women with disabilities have difficulty receiving healthcare.
Access to Medical Care: Adults with Physical Disabilities
This is a training curriculum for healthcare professionals. It includes a DVD and a training manual.
Access to Medical Care: People with Developmental Disabilities
This is a training curriculum for healthcare professionals. It includes a DVD and a training manual.
Adults with Disabilities: Physical activity is for everybody
This fact sheet reminds doctors that physical activity is important for people with disabilities.
Aging and Disability: Research and Clinical Perspectives
A text-book discussing many aspects of aging, about both people with disabilities who are aging and aging people who now have disabilities
Aging and Down Syndrome A Health and Well-being Guidebook
This handbook is about aging with Down Syndrome.
Aging with a Developmental Disability
This paper explains the special needs of elders who have developmental disabilities. It was written in Canada to advocate for better services.
Aging with a Disability: What the Clinician Needs to Know
This book is about changes that happen as a person with a disability gets older, ways to deal with those changes, and ways to support people as they age.
Aging with a Physical Disability (An issue of the series Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics)
This is a special issue about aging with different types of disabilities. It is part of a reference series of books.
Aging with Cerebral Palsy
This book is about some of the things that may happen as a person with cerebral palsy gets older. It is written for people with cerebral palsy, and can be downloaded as a PDF.
Aging with Developmental Disabilities: Women's Health Issues
A fact sheet addressing the most commonly asked questions by women who are aging. Topics include menopause, osteoporosis, heart disease, and how to stay healthy.
An Introduction to Pediatric Palliative Care
This article talks about end of life care for children with disabilities.
Assuring Health Equity for Minority Persons with Disabilities: A Statement of Principles and Recommendations
This report is about the health disabilities felt by people of color with disabilities.
Breast Health Care Easy to Read, Easy to Understand
This booklet explains breast exams in an easy-to-read and understand format. You can get a free copy online.
Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities
This book explains health issues common to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science Quality Improvement Measurement of Outcomes for People With Disabilities
A report that reviewed the research literature to find out how health outcomes are being measured for people with disabilities.
Conflicting Beliefs (Case Study)
This case study addresses ethical issues surrounding end-of-life care for people with disabilities. It is available online and can be used to train health care providers.
Counselling People with Developmental Disabilities Who Have Been Sexually Abused
A book and video designed to assist professionals who provide treatment.
Diabetes Awareness and Education Project Media Materials
A booklet and DVD that teaches people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers about the prevention and control of Type 2 diabetes.
Different Speeds and Different Needs: How to Teach Sports to Every Kid
A book for K-12 physical educators and coaches. It shows how to establish and sustain inclusive sports programs that are fun and welcoming for students with a wide range of special needs. It has practical guidance and examples.
Disability and Health Journal
This scholarly journal publishes research articles that advance knowledge in disability and health.
Disability and Public Health
This textbook introduces disability issues to college students. It is written for people interested in public health and related fields.
Down Syndrome
This is a fact sheet about the health needs of people who have Down Syndrome. It covers issues across the lifespan.
Enjoying Sport and Exercise (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain ways to exercise and stay fit. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding
This public health report identifies actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy.
Family Information Notebook (FIN)
A notebook for parents who have a child with a disability. It has information and forms to help coordinate aspects of the child's care and health.
FXS and Autism: Similar But Different Clinical Insights into the Similarities and Differences for Diagnosis and Treatment
This article is about Fragile X Syndrome and Autism. It talks about how they are alike and different from each other.
George Gets Smart (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain why it is important to stay clean. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Getting On With Cancer (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain cancer and how it is treated. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Getting on with Diabetes (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
These two books explain what it is like to live with diabetes. One book talks about Type 1, and the other talks about Type 2 diabetes. They are easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Going to Out-Patients (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to have different medical tests done. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Going to the Doctor (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what to expect when visiting the Doctorís office. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Health Advocacy Program
This book and DVD set teaches self-advocates how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Health and Health Care Disparities Among People with Disabilities
This issue brief discusses the racially-based differences in access to health care among people with disabilities. You can download it for free as a PDF file.
Health Care Transition Guides for Helping Youth Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care
These guides advise Doctors and parents on helping youth with disabilities transition from pediatric to adult healthcare systems.
Health Care Transition: A Parent, Family and Caregiverís Guide
This handbook talks to families and others about how to help young people go from pediatric to adult health care providers.
Health Disparities Chart Book on Disabilities and Racial and Ethnic Status in the United States
This report compares the health status of people with disabilities to that of people of racial and ethnic minority status. You can download it as a PDF file.
Health Inequalities & People with Learning Disabilities in the UK: 2010
This report is about the differences in health status between people with and without intellectual disabilities living in the United Kingdom.
Health of Victorian adults with an Intellectual Disability Compared to Other Victorian Adults
This fact sheet is written for self-advocates.
Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities
This book is about the health issues of women with intellectual disabilities.
Health Promotion for People With Developmental Disabilities
A two-page fact sheet with tips on staying healthy.
Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The State of Scientific Evidence
This book summarized current research about the health and well being of persons with intellectual disabilities grouped by major topic. It also suggested solutions to eliminate health disparities among this population.
Health Screenings for Women with Developmental Disabilities: Notes for Social Workers and Case Managers
This fact sheet is about the problems women with developmental disabilities have getting health screenings.
Health Status, Health Care Utilization Patterns, and Health Care Outcomes of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of the Literature (Policy Research Brief)
This Brief reviewed then current research to see how well the medical needs of people with intellectual disabilities were being met across a variety of settings.
Health U: A Nutrition Curriculum for Teenagers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This book has lesson plans to help people learn about eating healthy.
Healthy Choices For Healthy Lives
This booklet shows people how and why they should make healthy choices.
Hearing Changes in Aging People with Mental Retardation
A fact sheet providing answers to frequently asked questions about age-related hearing loss, especially for people with developmental disabilities.
Home Cooking Color-Coded Picture Cookbook
This is a picture and color coded cookbook.
Impact: Feature Issue on Enhancing Quality and Coordination of Health Care for Persons with Chronic Illness and/or Disabilities
This issue of the Impact newsletter is about programs that help people with disabilities receive all the health care they need. You can download for free as a PDF file.
Integrated Multidisciplinary Primary Healthcare: Tailoring Healthcare to the Needs and Experiences of Individuals with IDD
These PowerPoint slides present a model for providing healthcare to people with IDD. It emphasizes preventative care and wellness activities.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
A book for nurses to help them provide safe and effective care for people with developmental disabilities at all levels of care.
Intellectual Disability and Ill Health: A Review of the Evidence
This textbook is about some health problems that go untreated in persons with intellectual disabilities.
Intellectual Disability and Social Inclusion
This book talks about how hard it can be for people with disabilities to find health care and social services. It focuses on issues in the United Kingdom.
Keeping Healthy 'Down Below' (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to help women better understand a pap smear exam. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Launching into Adulthood An Integrated Response to Support Transition of Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities
This books explains how best to help young adults with disabilities through the transition process. It discusses topics such as transportation, health care, housing and employment.
Let's Talk about Health: Health Screening and Risk-Reduction for Breast, Prostate and Colon Cancer
Booklets to teach individuals with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers about screening and risk-reduction of breast, prostate and colon cancer.
Looking After My Balls (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain steps men need to take to avoid cancer. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Looking After My Breasts (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to have a breast exam at the Doctor's office. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Looking After My Heart (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book explains what it is like to have a heart attack, and how to take care of your heart. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Loving Each Other Safely (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain relationships and safe sex. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
March of Dimes disability fact sheets
The March of Dimes has separate fact sheets about many developmental dissabilities on its website.
Medical Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition
This book covers medical issues as they occur in people with disabilities.
Mouth Matters: Oral Health for People with Disabilities
A small pamphlet on the importance of oral health for people with disabilities. It can be downloaded as a PDF file.
My Food Record Dry Erase Board
This provides an easy way to keep track of foods you eat each day. One time it can be helpful is when you are working to lose weight.
My Health Booklets
These eight booklets are easy to read and talk about different aspects of health. They are also available online with narration.
My Health, My Decision
This is a training program that teaches self-advocates about making important healthcare decisions. You can download it for free.
New Dimensions In Women's Health (5th Editon)
This book is a holistic view of women's health issues.
Nursing Care for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
A book for nurses who care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It contains the latest research information to help nurses provide the best care possible.
Obesity and Disability
This fact sheet talks about the link between disability and being overweight.
On Target: Disability and Health in New York State
This series of newsletters gives information and advice to individuals with disabilities on matters of health and well-being.
Organ Transplantation and People with Disabilities: A Toolkit for State Advocates
This toolkit provides information on the rights of people with disabilities when they need an organ transplant. There is information for self-advocates, professional advocates and clinicians.
Pap tests: The plain facts
This booklet explains about pap tests for self-advocates.
Partners in Healthcare
This booklet is about making sure people with disabilities get the healthcare they need. It explains the proper roles of both doctor and patient.
People with Disabilities as a Health Disparities Population: The Case of Sexual and Reproductive Health Disparities
This scholarly article is about the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from receiving the healthcare they need. It also suggests steps to eliminate each.
Position of the American Dietetic Association: Providing Nutrion Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
This very detailed position statement explains the nutritional support needs of people with developmental disabilities.
PossAbilities
This is training material to help people of all abilities create relationships and make safe, responsible choices about sexuality. There are both training manuals and PowerPoint slides available for sale.
Practical Guide: Psychopharmacology Revised for 2007
This book describes brain development, and the ways drugs act on the brain. It also includes information about epilepsy.
Practical Oral Care for People With Developmental Disabilities
This is a series of booklets about dental care and people with disabilities. They are written for dentists.
Promoting Health Care Transitions for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities
This book is about the healthcare needs of youth who have disabilities.
Providing Health Care For Individuals With Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Conditions in Rural Settings
This book is about providing medical and mental health services for people with dual diagnosis who live in rural areas.
Psychiatric Problems in Older Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Book describing psychiatric problems in people with developmental disabilities as they age.
Puberty and Special Girls
This is an easy to read book about puberty.
Puberty Information for Parents
These are two page fact sheets that give parents of adolescents with disabilities information and advice about puberty. There are separate sheets for parents of boys and of girls, and both can be downloaded as PDF files.
Quality in Practice: Health
This fact sheet provides suggestions on how service providers can support the personal health of the people they support.
Sexuality Education of Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities
This product is a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics about sexuality and adolescents with disabilities.
Simple Answers to Difficult Healthcare Questions - Choice
This book helps people talk with doctors and nurses and make choices about health and medical care. There is information about planning ahead for the end-of-life.
Susan's Growing Up (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like for a young woman to have her first period. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Taking Charge of Your Health
This 16-page booklet is about common healthcare problems and how to avoid them. It is written mostly for people with physical disabilities and can be downloaded from the web.
The Current State of Health Care for People with Disabilities
This report talks about the healthcare being received by people with disabilities in the United States. It shows that there were problems.
The experiences and support needs of people with intellectual disabilities who identify as LGBT: A review of the literature
This article summarizes the findings from 37 different research studies. The authors lay out themes and draw conclusions.
The Guide to Good Health for Teens & Adults with Down Syndrome
This book promotes a healthy lifestyle and the prevention of health problems among people with Down Syndrome.
The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto: Action to Take, Principles to Live By
This book has lots of advice for people with MS.
The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices Consensus Recommendations for the Evaluation and Management of Dementia in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities
This article has ideas about how to evaluate and manage dementia in adults with intellectual disabilities. You can read it online for free as a PDF file.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
A book about a clash between a Hmong family and the American medical community over a child with seizures. The story deals with some fundamental issues surrounding Western medicine and cultural traditions and beliefs.
Understanding Health Experiences Of Women With Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
This book reviews the health concerns of women as they grow older. It is a Ph.D. dissertation.
Use of Emergency Departments Among Working Age Adults with Disabilities: A Problem of Access and Service Needs
This research article is about the large number of emergency room visits made by people with disabilities.
Waisman Center Transition to Adult Health Care Resources
These guides help youth with disabilities learn how to manage their health care needs when they become adults. There are also guides for parents, all can be downloaded for free.
What Should Dental Services for People with Disabilities Be Like? Results of an Irish Delphi Panel Survey
This research article summarizes a study done in Ireland. It asked what dental services should look like for people with disabilities.
When You're 18 You Are in Charge of Your Health
This book teaches young people with disabilities how to take care of their health care needs. You can download it for free as a PDF file.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
A Need For More Health Screening for People With Disabilities
This web-based article provides information on the lower frequency of health screenings for people with disabilities and recommends some solutions.
A Patientís Guide to Medicare Part D
A short guide that answers frequently asked questions about Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage).
A Statement of Common Principles on Life-Sustaining Care and Treatment of People with Disabilities
This is a statement of principles from Syracuse University's Center on Human Policy. It lists principles about life-sustaining care for people with disabilities.
Abilitations
This online catalog lists many products helpful to kids who have disabilities.
Access to Medical Care: Adults with Physical Disabilities
This is a training curriculum for healthcare professionals. It includes a DVD and a training manual.
Access to Medical Care: People with Developmental Disabilities
This is a training curriculum for healthcare professionals. It includes a DVD and a training manual.
Alzheimer's and Down Syndrome
Online resources that provide information about Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome.
Breast Cancer and Women with Disabilities
A webpage about breast cancer and women with disabilities.
CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
In April 2001, the CDC opened the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. The mission of the center is to conduct research into the causes and risk factors associated with birth defects and developmental disabilities.
Continuum of Care Project
This organization provides healthcare information, consultation services, training and interactive medical resources for adults with developmental disabilities, professionals and families who support them. They have a helpful website.
Counselling People with Developmental Disabilities Who Have Been Sexually Abused
A book and video designed to assist professionals who provide treatment.
DDS Safety Net
This website has information for people with disabilities on health and wellness.
DDS Safety Net
This web site has a lot of information on health, safety, and everyday life for people with developmental disabilities. Most of the information is easy-to-read.
Diabetes Awareness and Education Project Media Materials
A booklet and DVD that teaches people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers about the prevention and control of Type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes Management for Persons with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities
This DVD explains how diabetes is recognized and managed. The narrator shares her experiences caring for people who have diabetes along with a developmental disability or a mental illness.
Disability and Health
This web page is about health and people with disabilities from around the world.
Disability and Health Information for Health Care Providers
This website has information about providing health care to people with disabiliities.
Disabilityinfo.org
This website has information about programs, providers, and services for people with disabilities living in Massachusetts. It is meant to help people take control over their services.
Dual Diagnosis: Autism and Co-Existing Disorders
This DVD is about several conditions common among people who have autism.
Ease into fitness
Ease into Fitness is a video on exercise for the entire body developed by disability development specialists for general use.
Growing Older with A Developmental Disability: Physical and Cognitive Changes And Their Implications
This web based article explains the changes that happen for people with disabilities as they grow older.
Health Advocacy Program
This book and DVD set teaches self-advocates how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Health Care Transition
This website helps youth with disabilities transition successfully from pediatric to adult healthcare. It includes online training.
Health Disparities between Women with Physical Disabilities* and Women in the General Population
This part of a website from the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, Baylor University, talks about the difference between the health status of women with and without disabilities.
Health Reform Hub
This website provides up to date information on the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare)and how it impacts people with disabilities.
Health Risk Screening Tool
This internet-based screening tool tracks health risks in people who are vulnerable. It can be used to monitor the health of individuals, or to track trends and monitor costs on a systems level.
HealthLink for Nurses Curriculum
This training curriculum is about the unique healthcare needs of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Illnesses and Disabilities (womenshealth.gov)
This is part of a larger web site about women's health. This part has a lot of information on how to stay healthy as a person with a disability.
In My Hands: A Story of Marfan Syndrome
A documentary film about a little-known disorder called Marfan Syndrome. It uses interviews with doctors and people who have Marfan Syndrome to help viewers better understand Marfan Syndrome and how it impacts the lives of people.
Inclusive Fitness Coalition
This website is a coalition of agencies. The agencies are committed to good health and self advocacy in the lives of people with disabilities.
Medline Plus
A website with health information.
Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up with FASDs
This documentary film explains what it is like to have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD). It does this by telling the stories of four adolescents who have FASD.
My Health Booklets
These eight booklets are easy to read and talk about different aspects of health. They are also available online with narration.
Orchid Magazine
Orchid is a magazine written for women with disabilities. Health is a major focus, but it also covers many other topics.
Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
This book provides information about young children who have sensory processing difficulties.
Parenting and Child Health website - South Australia Department of Child, Youth, and Women Health Service
This web site has information about the health and development of children. There are many pages about the needs of children with disabilities.
PediaVision
This is a method to assess vision for those who have difficulty with eye exams, such as children with autism.
Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care
This organization in Philadelphia helps people with intellectual disabilities access health care. They have a great website with information for self-advocates, families, and DSPs.
PossAbilities
This is training material to help people of all abilities create relationships and make safe, responsible choices about sexuality. There are both training manuals and PowerPoint slides available for sale.
Report on the State of Science on Health Risks and Aging in People with Intellectual Disabilities
This paper summarizes all the research done on aging and people with intellectual disabilities done over the preceeding 15 years. It is written at a complex reading level.
RRTC on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) YouTube Channel
These are free 3 to 5 minute "how-to" videos for people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). In the videos people with SCI show how to do many different functional skills.
SB University (SBU)
A website with online training about important topics in the Spina Bifida Community.
Secondary Conditions of Spinal Cord Injury: Health Education Video Series
This series of videos discuss health issues for people with spinal cord injury. You can view all of them online.
Sexuality and Reproductive Health--Pregnancy and Delivery
A webpage about how women with disabilities and their doctors need to work together through pregnancy and childbirth.
State Health Facts Online
A website with health care coverage availability information for all 50 states.
Take Charge Training: Exercise and Nutrition for People with Mental Illness
This DVD training discusses the importance of good nutritional habits and proper exercise. Also discussed are the challenges faced in various settings including the mental health center, the home and the community.
Walk Your Way to Fitness
This program and set of DVD's and CD-ROM is about how to help persons with intellectual disabilities start their own walking and fitness program.
Work Out with Sonny & Pedro: Walk, Dance and Stretch Your Way to Fitness
A DVD that includes 9 different workout routines for people with intellectual disabilities.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
AAIDD's Environmental Health Initiative
An AAIDD initiative designed to promote good heath and reduce disability.
American Association on Health and Disability
This organization promotes health and wellness for persons with disabilities of all ages. It has a website with a lot of information.
Arkansas Disability and Health Program
The state of Arkansas is working to approve the health of people with disabilities
Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network
This initiative keeps track of how many children have autism spectrum disorders in different parts of the country. It keeps track of other disabilities too.
CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
In April 2001, the CDC opened the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. The mission of the center is to conduct research into the causes and risk factors associated with birth defects and developmental disabilities.
Center for Disability Information and Referral
This Center is a primary source of quality information on disability for residents of Indiana.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people.
Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic
This clinic is for people who have Down syndrome and live in Colorado. It provides medical care, as well as social and wellness support.
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
This association provides education, support, and advocacy for nurses who support persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Disability and Health Information for Health Care Providers
This website has information about providing health care to people with disabiliities.
Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation is a national, charitable organization, founded in 1968 as the Epilepsy Foundation of America that is dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy.
Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
This research center at the University of Washington focuses on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Got Transition? - The Center for Health Care Transition Improvement Ė Opening Doors to a Healthy Future
This Center has information to support the transition from child-centered healthcare to adult health care.
Health Care Transition
This website helps youth with disabilities transition successfully from pediatric to adult healthcare. It includes online training.
Health Disparities between Women with Physical Disabilities* and Women in the General Population
This part of a website from the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, Baylor University, talks about the difference between the health status of women with and without disabilities.
Healthy Lifestyles for People with Disabilities
A program to help people with disabilities learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle. It is located in Oregon.
Healthy People.gov -- Healthy People 2020
Healthy People is a science-based ten year national objective to improve the health of all Americans.
Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies
This initiative has identified four competencies that public health professionals need to assure the health of individual's with disabilities.
Inclusive Fitness Coalition
This website is a coalition of agencies. The agencies are committed to good health and self advocacy in the lives of people with disabilities.
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC (University Pennsylvania Medical Center)
This hospital has a center that serves women with physical disabilities. They have made modifications to make exams and tests easier.
Mind, Disrupted Biomonitoring Project
This program is working to make everyone aware of the toxins present in the places where we live, work and play. Many toxins are known to cause disabilities, especially for babies and young children.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is an organization which works to improve the quality of life for people who have this disease.
Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD) -- Disability
The purpose of this portion of the website is to promote the health of people with disabilities.
Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care
This organization in Philadelphia helps people with intellectual disabilities access health care. They have a great website with information for self-advocates, families, and DSPs.
Positive Exposure
An arts organization that uses photography to show the physical beauty of persons with disabilities. It is working to help everyone see how disabilities are making people beautiful in ways that most people do not notice, or think of as strange or ugly.
SB University (SBU)
A website with online training about important topics in the Spina Bifida Community.
Sexuality and Reproductive Health--Pregnancy and Delivery
A webpage about how women with disabilities and their doctors need to work together through pregnancy and childbirth.
Sonoran UCEDD's Aging and Transitions Project
A project from the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Arizona. This project seeks to improve aging-related and end-of-life care for people with developmental disabilities.
The HSC Foundation
An organization that works to improve services for youth and young adults with disabilities and chronic illness.
The North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH)
This program helps community health programs include people with disabilities, and teaches people with disabilities about staying healthy. It is located in North Carolina.
Vanderbilt Autism Clinic
A university center that studies the needs of children who have autism spectrum disorder. It provides some services and is located in Tennessee.
Other
Beth Marks, PhD, RN
Beth Marks is Associate Director for Research in the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD),University of Illinois at Chicago(UIC),President of the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
Healthcare Issues in Aging Adults with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities
This article is about the healthcare needs of people with disabilities as they grow older. It is written for physicians.
HealthLink for Nurses Curriculum
This training curriculum is about the unique healthcare needs of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Improving Health and Wellness of People with Disabilities
This scholary paper is about helping people with disabiities to be healthy. It is writtten for people around the world.
Laura Abulafia, MHS
Laura is the Director of the Environmental Health Initiative at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She is a resource for environmental health issues.
Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Adult Screening Recommendations 2012
This is a list of tests, shots, and screenings that adults need from their doctor to stay healthy. This also tells when an adult needs each test. Examples include cancer screenings, flu shots, and tests for diabetes.
Nutrition Services, Prevention Important in Nutrition Care for Special Health Needs
This paper discusses nutrition issues for people with developmental disabilities. It also talks about supports that help people eat enough healthy foods.
SafeNow Cleaning Products
These cleaning products are effective and safe for both people and the environment. SafeNow proceeds benefit programs and services for people with developmental disabilities.
The experiences and support needs of people with intellectual disabilities who identify as LGBT: A review of the literature
This article summarizes the findings from 37 different research studies. The authors lay out themes and draw conclusions.
UCLA study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities
This article talks about health problems and healthy living for people with developmental disabilities.
Women with Disabilities as a Health Disparities Population
These PowerPoint Slides and transcript are from a webcast held in April, 2009.
Woodbine House
Woodbine House is a publishing company that has books about people with disabilities and also about special health needs.


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