The Nisonger RRTC published an article in the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities called, “State of the Field: The Need for Self-Report Measures of Health and Quality of Life for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.”


The team also made a clear language summary called, “Individuals with disabilities can be included in health research when they can answer survey questions for themselves.


  • PROBLEM: People cannot answer health questions they do not understand
  • SOLUTION: Include individuals with disabilties to write health surveys in clear language