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8- health study2There are two studies currently being conducted involving research on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and ways to improve their lives. Please take a look and share, the more people who participate, the more we can better serve those we support.

Participants Needed for New Health Study

The Arc of the United States has partnered with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Developmental Disabilities and Health. This project, which is led by Drs. Kelly Hsieh and Sandra Magaña, aims to engage adults (aged 18 and older) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, caregivers, or workers – especially those from diverse backgrounds – to participate in a five-year study on health behaviors by completing a series of written surveys. Recruitment of study participants has begun.

Organizations around the country are encouraged to share this opportunity with people supported and their families, as this is an important study. The more people who participate, the more we may ultimately know about the health behaviors of people with I/DD. Visit and click on the LHIDDS logo or call Sumithra Murthy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, (312) 355-1396 to register or to find out more about this study.

Project ETHICS survey

Project ETHICS wants to study perceptions about adults with an intellectual disability, and identify ways to help improve people’s lives in the future. 

The survey is for adults with an intellectual disability, family and friends of an adult with an intellectual disability, and professionals who work with adults with intellectual disabilities.  People who take the survey will receive $40.

Project ETHICS is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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