Recent Updates

September 14, 2015

Like all of us, people with disabilities may need support to understand health information, communicate with their clinicians and manage their daily health needs. Supported Health Care Decision-Making allows adults with disabilities to name trusted supporters to help them access health care, understand medical information and make medical decisions. To learn more about Supported Health Care Decision-Making, view the brief videos and accompanying materials below, and access the provided links.                                                                             


October 08, 2013

Clarissa Kripke, MD, FAAFP, Director
Gerri Collins-Bride, RN, MS, ANP, FAAN, Director of Clinical Education and Training
Zoe Collins, Psy.D., Team Clinical Psychologist
Jo Cummins, Program Coordinator
Patricia Mejia, Community Liaison



October 08, 2013

Being a patient and a caregiver is a complex job. This section includes tools to help you be a good partner. It includes information on services. There are tools to help you keep track of your health. There are places to find more information.



Accessing Services

Charts & Forms

Image Library

October 08, 2013

In the late 1960's, only four percent of people with developmental disabilities (DD) lived in the community.  Today, most individuals with DD have never been in an institution.  The life expectancy of people with DD has increased dramatically.  It approaches that of the general population.  In addition to their disability, as they age, adults with DD typically acquire multiple, chronic medical conditions.  Approximately 30% have associated mental illness.  We have yet to develop the consult, assessment, and enhanced primary care services necessary to serve this new population of people with