People with Disabilities


People with Disabilities Population Overview

This toolkit provides information and resources to researchers working with people with disabilities. 

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Toolkit Sections

I. Historical and Current Issues

A description of the history of research with the population, along with special considerations for working with them

II. Health and Research Practice

Links to articles describing best practices for providing healthcare and conducting research with people with disabilities

III. National and Local Data

Links to sources of data about people with disabilities

IV. Ethical and Regulatory Issues

A description of the issues related to ethics and regulations for people with disabilities, including submitting to the IRB

V. Recruitment and Retention Best Practices

Key considerations for bringing this population into a study, and retaining them

VI. Recruitment Templates

Links to existing outreach materials targeting people with disabilities

VII. Community Engagement Resources

National and local organizations working on issues related to people with disabilities

VIII. Researchers at UIC and the C3 Working on the Issue

Investigators at UIC, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago conducting research with people with disabilities

IX. Measuring Instruments

Links to surveys and other measuring tools specifically made or tailored for people with disabilities

X. Program Announcements for Grants

Links to funding opportunities from the NIH and other organizations to conduct research with people with disabilities

XI. Community Stakeholder Involvement

Resources to community groups and individuals who would like to get involved in research with people with disabilities

XII. Team Readiness to Work with Special Populations

This section helps research teams evaluate how ready they are to work with this population