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Heart & Hands

CA-IDD aims to raise awareness of the health care needs of people with learning disabilities, encourage sound research and promote evidence based practice in order to enhance universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Colleen Vega
Colleen Vega
Articles & Resources
Health Disparities
in ID population
COVID in the IDD population 

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at a slightly higher risk of contracting and dying from the novel virus COVID-19. See flier for more information. (Vega, C., 2020)

Suicide Risk in Youth with Intellectual Disability

Children and adolescent with IDD are often diagnosed with co-morbid psychiatric disorders. Learn more about the difficulties assessing for suicide risk in IDD youth. (Ludi E, Ballard ED, Greenbaum R, et al., 2012)

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