With a grant from the Department of Developmental Services, DDHealthInfo.org offers a wide array of on-line health information relating to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The website is designed to assist physicians and other healthcare providers in caring for persons with developmental disabilities. It is also designed to support consumers with developmental disabilities and their families in making informed health care decisions. The information found on the site includes medical care information for specific syndromes and related issues, health provider educational opportunities, speaking opportunities, publications, and links to selected websites. This critical information is not otherwise readily accessible in one location.
The site offers information on specific disorders such as autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Mitochondrial disorders, Pediatric brain trauma, spina bifida – to name a few. Information is presented in four basic categories: Health care providers, Families, Autism and Resources.