Plain Language Summary – Guardianship and Supported Decision Making When a person turns 18 in the United States, they are called a legal adult. A legal adult is given rights, like voting and signing forms for themselves. When a person becomes a legal adult, they usually become their own legal guardian too. A legal guardian […]
How to Locate Services Available to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Caregiver Perspective
Dr. Ty Aller was a recent guest on the MHDD Crossroads Podcast (listen to the full interview here and find our other episodes). In our conversation, Dr. Aller discussed how he got involved in the mental health field, his experiences with this work, and a current project he has been developing at the MHDD National Training […]
Episode 3 of the MHDD Mental Health Crossroads podcast, Dr. Verity Rodrigues discusses how hard it is for organizations, providers, and autistic individuals themselves to realize that people with autism can also experience mental health challenges like anxiety or depression. This leads to other challenges with diagnosis and treatment. Advocates and researchers are only recently […]
The National Association on Developmental Disabilities (NADD) shares professional development and information webinars with a variety of topics split into beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
A 2-page screening tool to help provide basic insight into an individual’s experience with mental health.
The Skills System is a user-friendly set of emotion regulation skills, designed to help people of various ages and abilities, manage emotions. Learning how to regulate emotions enables us to be present in the moment and be more effective–even in stressful situations. Over- and under-reacting can cause more stress and problems. The Skills System helps […]
A collaborative project across 5 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) about how to support individuals with disabilities to be self-determined in their life and health.
The National Disability Institute (NDI) offers free tools and resources on financial well-being.
Several resources regarding financial and estate planning for families.