Manuals and Programs

Health Knowledge Training Promotes Health Self-Advocacy and Better Health in Persons with ID

Maurice Feldman, PhD
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Role expectations, health policies, and flexibility important when introducing a new health promotion program

Elinor Sundblom, PhD
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Program to improve balance/strength has a positive outcome on falls experienced by people with ID

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Overweight and Obesity Reduced as a Result of a Multicomponent Program for Adults with ID

Fermin Martinez-Zaragoza, PhD Read More...

Physical activity program improves health in adults with ID

Guillermo Oviedo, PhD Read More...

Health care for adults with I/DD - Toolkit for Primary Care Providers

The toolkit is a response to the unique health care needs of the adult intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) population. The toolkit offers best-practice tools and information regarding specific medical and behavioral concerns of adults with IDD, including resources for patients and families. The website is divided into four categories: General Issues, Physical Issues, Health Watch Tables, and Behavioral and Mental Health Issues.

Plate model helps students with ID eat healthier

By Eva Flygare Wallén
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Multimedia program may be effective in prevention of HIV transmission in men with ID

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Jennifer Wells, PhD
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Park-based afterschool program improves cardiovascular health and physical fitness in children with disabilities

By Sarah Messiah, PhD, MPH
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‘Women Be Healthy 2’ program improves knowledge of cervical and breast cancer screening

By Susan Parish, PhD, MSW
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Healthy heart program improves staff knowledge

By Deirdre Holly
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People with learning disabilities may benefit from body awareness groups

By Liz Offen, PhD
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Program for both caregivers and adults with ID improves work routines and physical activity

By: Helena Bergström, MS, PhD(c)
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Peer-Mentored Prep program improves disaster preparedness among adults with I/DD

By: David Paul Eisenman, MD
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Involve students with ID in Research

By Maria Paiewonsky, EdD
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Health U.: A Nutrition Curriculum for Teenagers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

By Linda Bandini, PhD, RD, Carol Curtin, MSW, Richard Fleming, PhD, Melissa Maslin, MEd, and Renee Scampini, MS, RD Read More...

People with ID need to have regular eye exams

By Mary Codling
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Diabetes poorly managed in people with ID

By Laurence Taggart, PhD
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School physical activity and nutrition program improves health

By Eva Flygare Wallén
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Video clips improve health advocacy

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By Maurice Feldman, PhD
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Mother’s participation in health-promoting activities is one of the strongest factors of mental health

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By Helen Bourke-Taylor
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Grandmothers of grandchildren with autism need more information and support

By Greta Winograd, PhD and Alison Sullivan, PhD
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Caregiver training improves oral care knowledge and skills

By Nancy Fickert
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Parents and caregivers need more training to identify signs and symptoms of mental health

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By Angela Hassiotis, PhD
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Peer-guided exercise program encourages exercise participation of youth with ID

By Heidi I. Stanish and Viviene A. Temple
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Caregivers and professionals need to partner up to improve access to sex education for people with ID

By Roy McConkey
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