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Health Equity Framework: A Welcome Initiative

Health Equity Framework: A Welcome Initiative

Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) often have several challenges to overcome, and health equity remains an issue for many. Continual discrimination is a hot-button topic, and the National Council on Disability (NCD) is at the...

Health Equity Framework: A Welcome Initiative

Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) often have several challenges to overcome, and health equity remains an issue for many. Continual discrimination is a hot-button topic, and the National Council on Disability (NCD) is at the...

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Inclusive Higher Education Programs and Adults with I/DD

Inclusive Higher Education Programs and Adults with I/DD

The right to receive an education belongs to everyone. Thanks to theĀ Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), perspectives have shifted toward more inclusion in the education system. Many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)...

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Adults Experiencing Life with Rett Syndrome

Adults Experiencing Life with Rett Syndrome

For adults living with Rett syndrome, challenges will be faced throughout their lifetime and may be overwhelming for some families to cope with. A good place to start is understanding the causes and symptoms of Rett syndrome, and what to expect as it develops into...

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Communicating Using Person-First Language

Communicating Using Person-First Language

Words are powerful. If not used properly, your tone and language can come off as unintentionally insensitive, hurtful, even harmful. Using person-first language is recommended when communicating about individuals with I/DD since it supports inclusion and is...

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Understanding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Understanding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The abbreviation I/DD is an umbrella term that stands for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. It is important to understand that intellectual and developmental disabilities are not synonymous, and individuals require specific learning methods for each. To...

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Orthopedic Impairments And Individuals With I/DD

Orthopedic Impairments And Individuals With I/DD

Professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) may sometimes provide additional support for issues stemming from orthopedic impairments. These issues can be mild to severe and affect the quality of life for those...

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The Role of the Behavioral Intervention Specialist

The Role of the Behavioral Intervention Specialist

Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) require assistance to help them develop important learning skills and minimize destructive behaviors. Each individual and situation are different, thereby requiring a treatment program geared...

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