These tools were developed by the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (DDPCI) (2005-2014), Surrey Place Centre, Toronto, Canada, funded by Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Surrey Place Centre, and Surrey Place Centre Charitable Foundation. The DDPCI published Tools for the Primary Care of People with Developmental Disabilities to complement the Primary care of adults with developmental disabilities: Canadian consensus guidelines. All tools © 2011 Surrey Place Centre. Adapted for use in the U.S. by the Developmental Disabilities Health Care E-Toolkit Project. The Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center on Developmental Disabilities adapted the tools for U.S. practice and created the IDD Health Care website with related online training for health care professionals, as well as individuals with intellectual disabilities, family members, and caregivers.
This section focuses on some initial differences that you may encounter in providing care to this underserved population. These tools address those issues. The toolkit also includes sections on General Issues, Physical Health Issues, Health Watch Tables on specific disorders such as autism, Down syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and Behavioral and Mental Health Issues.