The Nisonger RRTC will study and report on the state of health care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).

Papers published by the RRTC research team will address the following topics:

Results of our studies will:

  • Identify gaps in current knowledge
  • Make recommendations to disability researchers and healthcare professionals
  • Give individuals with ID/DD strategies to self-report their health status
  • Share information on making healthcare accessible to individuals with ID/DD
  • Discuss ways to engage individuals with ID/DD in participatory action research

Select publications will also be translated into clear language products. This page will be updated as the team publishes new papers.

Defining and Assessing Health 

  • What does it mean to be healthy? 
  • How do we know if someone is healthy or not healthy? 

Identifying Mental Health (MH) and Intellectual Disability (ID)

  • How many adults in the United States have ID? 
  • How many adults with ID have MH issues in the United States? 

Mental Health (MH) Treatment

  • What are the best ways to treat adults with intellectual disability (ID) who have co-occurring MH conditions? 
  • How can MH providers improve their practice of treating adults with ID?