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Developmental Disabilities Health Care Website Launched

By Janet Shouse, former Program Coordinator of Developmental Disabilities Healthcare E-Toolkit, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

The IDD Toolkit,, a website devoted to information for the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is now available online.

The toolkit offers health care providers best-practice tools and information regarding specific medical and behavioral concerns of adults with IDD. The website’s information is an adaptation for U.S. use of a Canadian book, Tools for the Primary Care of People with Developmental Disabilities, (Surrey Place Centre, 2011). The tools in the original book were developed to assist primary care providers in caring for adults with DD in Canada by helping them to implement recommendations in Primary care of adults with developmental disabilities: Canadian consensus guidelines (DD Guidelines).  Read More

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