The Keller-10 Mental Health Screening Tool is a generic tool, not specifically created for people with developmental disabilities, but useful for screening for mental health concerns.
Classification and Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities is an article presented by the University of Hertfordshire on diagnosis of mental health concerns in adults with intellectual disabilities.
A diagnostic manual for working with the general population and understanding their mental health concerns. This is not a free product but can be found for sale online, from several sources.
The DM-ID-2 provides state-of-the-art information concerning mental disorders in persons with intellectual disabilities. Grounded in evidence based methods and supported by the expert-consensus model, DM-ID-2 offers a broad examination of the issues involved in applying diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders to persons with intellectual disabilities. This is not a free product but can be found […]
The Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities is a peer reviewed journal providing articles on a number of mental health topics and intellectual disabilities.
The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) website is a great source for general mental health information and how to find resources near you.
Autism Mental Health provides many resources such as blog posts, news, and videos.
NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, is a leader in knowledge, training, policy, and advocacy for dual diagnosis.
Webinar – Strategies for Supporting People at the Intersection of Disabled and Transgender Identities Presenter: Lydia X. Z. Brown, Disability justice advocate, organizer, attorney, educator, and writer (Learn more about Lydia on their website) People who are both developmentally disabled and members of the queer, trans, and LGBTQIA+ communities are often ignored and excluded in […]
Webinar- Positive Identity Development: Identifying the Person, Not the Behavior Presenter: Dr. Karyn Harvey, MA Clinical Psychology, PhD Applied Developmental Psychology Positive Identity Development is an exciting new approach to working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This strengths-based strategy rejects reducing adults with disabilities to a compilation of their behaviors and instead nurtures each […]