Educating people with developmental disabilities, their families, and health professionals

Educating people with developmental disabilities, their families, and health professionals

 The Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (QCIDD) is based out of the school of medicine in the University of Queensland, Australia. The organization is involved in research, teaching, and clinical activities to support people with disabilities.  The QCIDD has created a website to provide resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and health practitioners.

The site is very easy to navigate and provides comprehensive information on different aspects of health. It is divided into three major sections depending on the audience (for individuals with developmental disabilities, their family carers, and for health professionals) and within each section are subsections that give comprehensive information (in the form of videos and downloadable manuals) on different parts of daily life. The website offers downloadable information sheets and is written in an easy to access way.

Me webpage –for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Teeth
  • Food
  • Health
  • Exercise
  • Feelings
  • Body

Families Carer Service webpage – for families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Food
  • Teeth
  • Health
  • Exercise
  • Feelings
  • Body

GPs & Health Practitioners webpage – for clinicians and health care professionals

  • Physical Health
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Practice Tools
  • Syndromes
  • Hidden Problems
  • Mental Health
  • QCIDD Clinic