Adults and children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) experience more health disparities and face more barriers, than non-disabled counterparts in the general population, when trying to obtain quality medical care. These barriers include:
- access issues (physical and transportation),
- lack of disability trained health care providers,
- lack of coordinated services and gaps in services,
- lack of health promotion and prevention,
- and cost.
This short video and related tools are a great place to start in your continued efforts to support the health of people who experience IDD in your practice.
These are tools for your patients that are mentioned in the video above.