Communicating about Health to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A new free online module was developed for professionals to help improve knowledge and skills about communicating with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the areas of:

  • health care and wellness encounters with people with I/DD;
  • universal design in written and electronic communication;
  • language use to demonstrate respect; supporting self-determination in health;
  • the use of technology to enable effective communication; communication with people with sensory challenges and language differences; and
  • working with interpreters.

It is available at