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The Adult Health Case-Based Modules: Module 1 Overview

Module 1 of The Adult Health Case-based Modules Overview (424KB) [download]

Briefly describe the activity and its purpose.

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and Westchester Institute for Human Development UCEDD created this module ("Understanding Health and Health Promotion for People with ID") with input from the Nisonger Center UCEDD, Sonoran UCEDD, and other LEND and UCEDD Programs around the country. This effort is supported by the HealthMeet Project of The Arc.

Module 1 is now available at At the site, trainees will find four cases, each presented with simple navigation from case material to question to answers and resources.

Here in Training Toolbox we have provided related materials for use by LEND and UCEDD faculty:

  • Individual cases with case materials and questions only
  • Individual cases case materials, questions, answers and resources.
  • Suggestions on how to use the materials for instruction

Content developed by:

  • Karen Edwards MD MPH, Susan Havercamp PhD, Leslie J Cohen JD, and David O'Hara, PhD

With review and input by:

  • Jamie Perry MD MPH, Adriane K Griffen MPH MCHES, and George S Jesien PhD

And support from:

  • The HealthMeet Project of The Arc

We welcome your feedback on the cases at:

What are the expected learning outcomes for trainees?

The 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. By participating in this case-based curriculum, 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; 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.

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