Together we can improve the health of people with intellectual disabilities by increasing access to quality health care and health promotion programs i need to feel like i belong in the community liz weintraub said about her experience as a person with an intellectual disability. Special olympics is a leading name in health promotion for people of all ages with intellectual disabilities through sports training and competition children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are empowered to become physically fit productive and respected members of society kidshealth. This important interdisciplinary book is aimed at increasing professional awareness of the importance of health promotion activities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Medline psycinfo cinahl and socindex were searched using the search terms health promotion people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities this review includes studies published between 1992 and 2014 a total of 52 articles were included results. Historical aspects many medical practitioners of the 1950s and 1960s contemplated the health of people with idd through a disease orientation in 1954 then president of the american association on mental deficiency today the american association on intellectual and developmental disabilities dr arthur hopwood publicly opined that medicine not education will find the answers to
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