Inclusive Health


The Foundational Principles for Sustainable Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disability, developed in collaboration with Special Olympics International, supports national-level organizations to adopt and promote inclusive approaches to health for people with intellectual disability (ID). This resource provides organizations with necessary principles and guidelines to ensure the full and sustainable inclusion of people with ID in health policies and laws, programming, services, training programs, research, and funding streams.

Other Resources developed under the collaboration of AUCD and Special Olympics:

  • Monday Mile Case Study
    This case study provides information about the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University experience in making its program inclusive of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Healthy Eating Workshops
    Developed by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Massachusetts Medical School (MA LEND) &
    Department of Health Sciences, Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

    This healthy eating workshop series includes four lessons that can be implemented as a series or as stand-alone modules, each lesson includes a hands-on opportunity to learn how to prepare a simple recipe for a meal or snack.
  • Suggested Health Care Guidelines for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Developed by the University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles & University of Southern California

    This brochure focuses on including adults with DD in routine health screenings to guide families and their physicians to conduct necessary health screenings in individuals with DD.
  • Resource Modules on Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities
    Developed by Westchester Institute for Human Development University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (NY LEND) & The Healthmeet Project of the Arc

    These 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 (ID)

For more information contact Daphnee Guillaume, Public Health Program Manager