Children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) should live healthy, safe and fully integrated lives in communities of their choice. Many professionals are involved in support and services to cater to individual needs and what is most important, support their family and the members of their support network. People who have IDD also often have co-occurring disorders that result in complex needs and support. Primary health care providers need to understand the professions, educational backgrounds and roles of the many other professionals that are a part of an individual’s health, allied health and broad support team. This chapter is designed to provide this important information about the most common professions that deliver services and support to people with IDD.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|