IDHealth strongly believes that knowledge should be shared across professions and sectors for the benefit of patient care.
One of the barriers to healthcare access for people with intellectual disability is the lack of knowledge among health professionals about the condition and how to care for this population. We are in the process of developing a series of educational resources and tools that will we hope will help bridge this knowledge gap. As we go about this, we will share these resources here. Feel free to download and use the material as necessary.
Quick Facts - Intellectual Disability
This one-page image gives brief answers to some common questions about intellectual disability.
Quick Facts - Autism Spectrum Disorder
This one-page image gives brief answers to some common questions about autism spectrum disorder.
Screening for Intellectual Disability
This infographic provides doctors in primary care with questions and quick tests that can be used to help identify if a patient has an intellectual disability.
Caring for Persons with Intellectual Disability
This booklet provides an overview of what intellectual disability is and how appropriate accommodations can be made to improve access for people with ID to healthcare services.
Future Care Planning for Persons with Intellectual Disability
This booklet describes the process of planning for the future care of individuals with ID as both they and their caregivers age. It is aimed at assisting primary care practitioners to respond to questions from caregivers surrounding issues like deputyship applications.
Introduction to IDHealth
This brochure provides a brief introduction to IDHealth services.
More to come...
Check back regularly for new resources!