Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Health and Function Among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The purpose of the RRTCs, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topical areas as specified by NIDILRR. These activities are designed to benefit people with disabilities, family members or caregivers, rehabilitation service providers, policymakers and other research stakeholders. The purpose of this particular RRTC is to conduct research, training, and related activities to contribute to optimal health and function outcomes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This RRTC's activities will include a focus on, but will not be limited to research toward services, supports, and interventions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have co-occurring behavioral disorders, mental illness, or psychiatric disability. The RRTC will also conduct research toward development of self-report measures of health that can be directly answered by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NIDILRR plans to make one grant under this opportunity in FY 2023. The grant will have a 60-month project period, with five 12-month budget periods.