Atlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario
Lunsky Y, Klein-Geltink JE, Yates EA, editors. December 2013
Persons with developmental disabilities have complex health care needs but often meet with difficulties when accessing appropriate services. Health care providers with little knowledge of how best to serve them pose another challenge.
The Atlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario describes, for the first time, the health status of these adults, their use of health care relative to other adults, and the extent to which the primary care they receive is consistent with established clinical guidelines.
Published jointly by ICES and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the atlas is an initiative of Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD), a research program that aims to enhance the overall health and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities through improved health care policy and services.
Access to health care
Health care delivery