About My Health
Learning about the healthcare and communication needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
This is a worksheet for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fill out and share with health care providers to make the health care visit a success. It asks about likes and dislikes, communication strategies and other helpful pointers. We recommend people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and caregivers update this any time there is a significant change, or when meeting a new healthcare provider for example at the Emergency Department or at a visit to a specialist.
NEW! This tool is now available as an e-form, integrated with a patient’s electronic health record. Patients can fill in the form on their devices (e.g., laptop, iPad) before a health visit, and the information will be shared directly in a secure way with the doctor’s office. Ask if your doctor uses the Ocean communication platform and alert them to the electronic version of this form. Physicians can access the e-forms via Ocean, at CognisantMD. Patients and caregivers can also fill in the e-form online and print it to bring to the doctor’s visit. Access the forms here.