At QCIDD, the educational mission is to provide educational opportunities to learners to improve the health of Queenslanders with intellectual and developmental disability, and to contribute to global changes which support better healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disability.

Learners include medical and health sciences students, general medical practitioners, health professionals, specialist medical practitioners, allied health professionals, the education and disability sectors, families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disability, and policymakers and decision makers relevant to the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disability. Learners can be anywhere in the world.

Delivery methods are broad, and include face-to-face teaching and the provision of community education with co-presentations by people with intellectual disability and family members, and also include educational resources, technological innovations, books and other publications, and online educational tools.

At QCIDD, we are dedicated to Learning, Discovery and Engagement in line with the University of Queensland Learning Plan.

MOOC - The ABLEx Series

Our FREE, SELF-PACED ABLE XSeries aims to improve the health of people with intellectual disability around the world. It can be accessed here: https://www.edx.org/xseries/intellectual-disability-healthcare. More than 120 contributors from 22 countries have provided content.  The courses are self-paced and free. The courses are tiered to fit with Years 1, 2, 3 of any health, medical, or related degree. They can also be used for workforce education. Anyone can do the courses – they are open to everyone!

View the syllabus for each couse below:

ABLE101x - Through my eyes - Intellectual Disability Healthcare around the World

ABLE201x - Well and Able - Improving the Physical Health of People with Intellectual Disability

ABLE301x - Able-minded - Mental Health and People with Intellectual Disability

To find out more about QCIDD's education, please contact the QCIDD Education Coordinator, Miriam Taylor:

Tel: +61 7 3163 2446

Email: m.taylor3@uq.edu.au