Health Care Professionals – Providers, Health Promotion Planners and Educators, Fitness Professionals

Healthcare Access for Persons with Disabilities (Parts 1 & 2)

These two courses are designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to provide quality healthcare for persons with disabilities and are approved for continuing education by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other health professionals.


Physician Education in Developmental Disabilities – Webinar Series

This 12 credit-hour webinar series is offered through the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry. The series is designed to enhance the practice skill of primary care physicians and residents who would like to provide better care to their adult patients with developmental disabilities.


Resource Modules on Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities

These modules are designed for LEND and UCEDD trainees to learn more about the adult phase of the life course continuum of health and health care for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities (ID). By using these resources, LEND and UCEDD trainees will gain knowledge and perspective concerning: common health issues for adults with ID; socio-cultural influences on health of adults with ID; self-determination and person-centered care as essential elements of health promotion and healthcare for adults with ID; the importance of competitive employment and place of residence on health status; communication skills as they relate to health and wellness; and the central importance of optimal health status on quality of life and on the ability of adults with ID to live the lives they desire in inclusive communities.


Access to Medical Care: Adults with Physical Disabilities and Access to Medical Care: People with Developmental Disabilities

This training curriculum, developed by the World Institute on Disability, offers practitioners, including physicians, dentists, and nurses, as well as social service and support staff, an introduction to crucial issues that affect the quality of care for patients with physical, sensory, and communication disabilities. This program offers a focus on physical disability, including mobility, vision, hearing, and communication impairments, and emphasizes access and communication as the fundamental components of quality care for individuals with disabilities.


Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP): A web-based e-learning platform

ICAAP’s web-based learning platform serves as a toolkit for practice improvement.


Improving accessibility in your practice

Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities

This document outlines important considerations for providers in creating accessible exam rooms and gives an overview of accessible medical equipment including accessible exam tables and chairs, lifts for transferring patients and accessible mammography equipment.