Intellectual Disability

Over 400,000 people in Australia have intellectual disability.

Including their families, two million Australians are impacted.

Compared with the general population, people with intellectual disability experience:

  • Over twice the rate of avoidable deaths.
  • Twice the rate of emergency department and hospital admissions
  • Hospital admissions costing twice as much.
  • Higher rates of physical and mental health conditions.
  • Lower rates of preventative healthcare.

Advice sheets for GPs

  • A series of high quality advice sheets for health practitioners and health services have been developed to enable a tailored approach to health service provision in relation to COVID-19 prevention, screening and management for people with intellectual or developmental disorders, these have been recently released by the Department of Health.

A range of easy read information regarding COVID-19 for families carers and workers

Two new Specialist Intellectual Disability Health Teams in the CESPHN region 

Specialist Intellectual Disability Health Team Workshop Webinars

Register now for upcoming webinars: 


Below is a list of resources to assist health providers to support, and improve the experience of health care for People with Intellectual Disability