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We are pleased to announce the availability of the new Developmental Disabilities Health Care Toolkit which was created by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities and the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with funding from the Special Hope Foundation.
The IDD Toolkit, is a website devoted to information for the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities www.iddtoolkit.org, and is now available online.
The toolkit offers health care providers best-practice tools and a wealth of information regarding specific medical and behavioral concerns of adults with IDD, including resources for patients and families.
The aim of this project is to equip primary care practices in the United States to care for adults with IDD as they transition from their pediatrician's care. 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," (2011) which is based on consensus guidelines and has been peer-reviewed.
The AADMD would like to congratulate our colleagues in Tennessee for completing this toolkit. We would also like to thank our colleagues in Canada providing the foundation for their work.