iRT Awarded NIDILRR Grant to Expand Research on Novel, Web-based Intervention for Teens with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome


iRT is expanding research on adolescents with an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) with funding from the Administration for Community Living supporting a study on teaching mindfulness, via a novel, online mindfulness program, to adolescents with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11DS). The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) awarded iRT with a grant (90BISB0016-01-00) to create a program that can help reduce anxiety and improve coping with everyday stressors among teens with 22q11DS in an attempt to fill the gap of available, non-pharmacological interventions for adolescents in this population. Program development will build upon a previous pilot [...]