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Project ETHICS need you to take a survey! The survey will ask for your opinions on research with adults with an intellectual disability. Project ETHICS is a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Their hope is to learn new things that will help improve people's lives down the road. 

They are looking for people age 18 or older who live in the US to take the survey who are:

  • Adults with an intellectual disability
  • Family and friends of an adult with an intellectual disability
  • Researchers who study adults with an intellectual disability
  • Members of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

People who take the survey will receive $40.

To find out more or take the survey, contact Project Ethics at: ProjectEthics@syr.edu or check out their website for more information.


HealthMeet® is a project of The Arc and is supported by Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 5U59DD000993-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a grant award of $938,745.

HealthMeet® leverages its national network of more than 700 Chapters, national disability organizations, public health systems, health professionals, university systems, and other key stakeholders to reduce health disparities and increase the longevity and quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) by providing free community-based health assessments and individualized recommendations for follow-up care. Assessments will focus on general health and body composition, vision, hearing, oral health, foot care, respiratory health, mental health and lifestyle factors such as diet and nutrition, physical activity, substance use, and access to health care.

HealthMeet® will also provide training and education for individuals, their families, direct service professionals, medical providers, and medical students and will raise public awareness of health issues that impact people with intellectual disabilities across the country.

Find out more about HealthMeet's services and why it's needed.

For More Information

Contact Us for more information about HealthMeet®

Ann Cameron Williams, Ph.D, Chief Research and Innovations Officer, Williams@thearc.org

Karen Wolf-Branigin, Senior Program Officer, Wolf-Branigin@thearc.org

Liz Mahar, Program Manager, Individual & Family Support, Mahar@thearc.org

Kerry Mauger, Training Coordinator, Mauger@thearc.org

Jennifer Sladen, Program Manager, National Initiatives, Sladen@thearc.org

Casey Nitsch, Proposal Manager, Nitsch@thearc.org

Robert Lutz, Research Associate, Lutz@thearc.org

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In addition to The Arc's work with HealthMeet®, we are involved in several additional initiatives which may be of interest to you.

*HealthMeet collaborates with other organizations and professionals to deliver webinars and written materials. Points of view or opinions, therefore, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the HealthMeet project or The Arc of The United States. Every effort is made to provide accurate and current information. However, due to updating cycles and the nature of the resources offered, some errors or outdated information may occur. Users of this website have the responsibility to verify the accuracy, currency and completeness of the information contained.