Living a healthy lifestyle is important to everyone, including people with disabilities. We hope these resources will provide people with I/DD, their families and caregivers the information they need be healthy and well at every stage of their lives.
Special Olympics Indiana Healthy Athletes
The Special Olympics Indiana Healthy Athletes initiative is designed to help Special Olympics athletes improve their health and fitness. Developed in 1996, the mission of Healthy Athletes is to improve each athlete’s ability to train and compete in Special Olympics as well as life
Health Meet, a project of The Arc of the United States, provides training and education for individuals, their families, direct service professionals, medical providers, and medical students; and raises public awareness of health issues that impact people with intellectual disabilities across the country.
Center for Disability Information, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Materials can be ordered from the Center for Disability Information, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community’s library of over 8,000 disability-related books, videos, and kits. Search online for materials related to Health and Health Care.
Healthy Eating Fact Sheets
- Benefits of Breakfast
- Ways to Enjoy Fruits & Vegetables
- Smart Snacking
- Best Beverage Bets
- Good News for Fast Food
Healthy Habits Fact Sheets
- Tips for Increasing Physical Activity
- Limit Alcohol
- Quit Tobacco
- Healthy Sleeping
- Tips from the Dentist
Education for Lifelong Health Factsheets
This series of factsheets was developed by the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
Choose My Plate
Choose My Plate offers wealth of information on healthy eating provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture on healthy eating.
Healthy Lifestyles Curriculum
Healthy Lifestyles for People with Disabilities is a holistic wellness workshop, developed by the Oregon Office on Disability and Health (OODH), designed for people with disabilities. Train-the-Trainer events are available for people and organizations interested in implementing the Healthy Lifestyles curriculum. Contact OODH
Relationships & Sexual Health
Elevatus Training provides several educational resources on relationships and sexual health for people with disabilities
A Peer to Peer Guide About Domestic and Sexual Violence is a resource created by self-advocates at Green Mountain Self-Advocates to provide information about Domestic and Sexual Violence
Abused and Betrayed is a series from NPR highlighting the sexual assault epidemic among individuals with disabilities
Being a Healthy Woman Fact Sheets are designed to assist women with I/DD to understand life changes, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, or the need to see doctors when ill.
Women Be Healthy 2 is curriculum for women with I/DD and other developmental disabilities
Parenting with Intellectual Disability is a fact sheet produced by The Arc US about individuals with disabilities who are also parents
Preparing for Parenthood: Two Things People with Disabilities Need to Do is an article written by Ashley Taylor of DisabledParents.org