Our national partners provide vast and unique resources to help strengthen HealthMeet® programs and promote the health of people with intellectual disabilities, including people with autism. These partners provide trainings resources and technical assistance to HealthMeet® staff on a wide variety of project activities, disseminate HealthMeet® and health promotion tools to their networks, provide guidance on HealthMeet® activities and objectives, and promote connections between local, state, and national health resources. Check out our partners to find out more about the work that each does to promote the health of those with intellectual disabilities!
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1876, AAIDD has been providing worldwide leadership in the field. With membership over 5,000 strong in the United States and in 55 countries worldwide, AAIDD is the leader in advocating quality of life and rights for those with intellectual disabilities. AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) supports and promotes national networks of 80 plus university-based interdisciplinary centers and programs that conduct research, provide pre-professional training, information dissemination and direct support and services for individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. AUCD in concert with network members provides leadership on major social problems affecting people with disabilities educates legislators and policy makers about the needs of people with disabilities, works with other national organizations to advance full participation and equal access and promotes communication among the university-based programs across the US.
Therap Services, LLC
Therap Services, LLC provides web-based solutions for the documentation, reporting, billing, and communication needs of agencies that provide support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Therap provides services providers in more than forty-seven states as well as directly to 10 states. Therap's application is used by a wide range of team members including case managers, clinicians, nurses, direct support professionals, family members, and individuals receiving supports.
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, New Jersey’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, is part of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pediatrics. The Center emphasizes a community-based, lifespan approach to meeting the concerns of people with developmental disabilities and their families and to promote the independence, productivity, and full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. To achieve this, The Boggs Center provides community and student training and technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates educational materials surrounding critical issues impacting people with developmental disabilities.
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD)
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD) aims to increase understanding of health status, health access, and health behaviors for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, the RRTCDD seeks to improve health and function through health promotion interventions; and, improve health care access through integrated care practices. The RRTCDD provides information on the latest research, model programs, and policy issues pertaining to this population. Training and technical assistance opportunities, conferences, and available resources can be found at www.RRTCDD.org.
The Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC)
The Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC) housed at the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration has been NIDRR’s designated national center on community living and participation for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 25 years. The mission of the center is to conduct research, provide training, technical assistance, and dissemination to support the aspirations of persons with developmental disabilities to live full, productive and integrated lives in their communities. The RTC focuses on essential needs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities related to community living and participation with the goal of contributing to improved understanding, practices, and public policy.
The Arc of New Jersey
The Arc of New Jersey promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is committed to enhancing the quality of life of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy, empowerment, education, and prevention. To do this, The Arc of New Jersey advocates for public policy on behalf of this constituency; conducts education, research, and prevention activities; and develops and fosters programs, services, and supports, including the innovative Mainstreaming Medical Care Program, which specifically advocates for improved health care quality and access for consumers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
National Association of County and City Health Officials
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation's 2,800 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives.
National Down Syndrome Congress
The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) provides information, advocacy, and support to actively promote equal rights and opportunities for people with Down syndrome. To do this, the NDSC works to enhance the availability and accessibility of resources and opportunities that meet individual and family needs; to provide leadership in the formation of public policy; to promote ethically-responsible research concerning Down syndrome; to educate professionals, parents, and the community; to foster self-advocacy for all people concerned with Down syndrome; and to foster and enhance relationships in the national, state, and local Down syndrome and disability communities.