Policy Resources

Health care reform has created opportunities and challenges. Now is the best opportunity to get the health care delivery system "right" for adults with developmental disabilities.  For a stable system of care, we need each of the components of the CART Model:

  • Clinical services for primary care, consultation and assessment
  • Advocacy for patients who need support and policy
  • Research in population-based health surveillance and health services delivery
  • Technical assistance and Training for clinicians


Key Policy Resources

Policy Papers: Health Care for People with Developmental Disabilities

2015 Symposium: Effective Healthcare for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Bridging the Gap: Improving Healthcare Access for People with Disabilities Video


ODPC Policy Papers

A Hole in the Safety Net

The CART Model: Organized Systems of Care for Transition Age Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Our Lives, Our Health Care  


Successful Community Living Video

Successful Community Living for People with Developmental Disabilities