About Us

About Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is a program of Surrey Place, Toronto. Surrey Place provides specialized clinical services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Toronto Region. Surrey Place is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.

Vision

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a right to primary care that meets their specific health and developmental needs.

Mission

To develop standards of care, resources and partnerships to improve the primary health care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

What we do

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program

  • Provides leadership in promoting primary care of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by identifying areas of priority, healthcare standards and service goals.
  • Develops, publishes and promotes clinical practice guidelines for primary care that are informed by ethics, empirical studies, expert knowledge, current research on health care systems and other contexts of care, and perspectives and experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
  • Curates and develops education materials, tools and resources for health care providers to help them implement the guidelines.
  • Serves as a resource to primary care providers regarding health care of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Develops and supports strategic partnerships with relevant organizations to improve the health and well-being of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is funded and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and Surrey Place, Toronto, Canada.

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Dr. William Sullivan

Program Director

Andrea Perry

Transitions Facilitator

Megan Henze

Transitions Facilitator

Heidi Diepstra

Dr. Heidi Diepstra

Research Associate