Pre-Service Training for Healthcare Professionals to Understand Rights and Interaction with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Category: Formal/Informal Community Supports

  • Investment Partner: Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Investment Location: Chicagoland, Champaign, Carbondale, Springfield IL

​​This project will provide pre-service training to 500 medical and health professional students to facilitate better healthcare access and health outcomes for people with IDD. The project will develop and embed training sessions in the curriculums of five university programs. The project will create a network of university programs and a depository of instructional resources.



Kiyoshi Yamaki

Margaret Harkness