Teresa Larsen

Plain Language Summary – Guardianship and Supported Decision Making

Plain Language Summary – Guardianship and Supported Decision Making Two men stand with their backs to the camera. They are standing outside, in an area overlooking a river in the distance. They are turned to each other, as if they are speaking.

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 […]

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Ty Aller

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Ty Aller Ty Aller standing outside wearing a light blue polo style shirt that is striped. He is wearing glasses and smiling.

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 […]

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Verity Rodrigues

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Verity Rodrigues

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 […]

Webinar – Strategies for Supporting People at the Intersection of Disabled and Transgender Identities​

Webinar – Strategies for Supporting People at the Intersection of Disabled and Transgender Identities​ Lydia Brown, L'18, poses for a portrait

Webinar – Strategies for Supporting People at the Intersection of Disabled and Transgender Identities​ 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 both […]

Webinar – Positive Identity Development: Identifying the Person, Not the Behavior

Webinar – Positive Identity Development: Identifying the Person, Not the Behavior

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 individual’s […]

What is the MHDD National Training Center?

What is the MHDD National Training Center? Logo for the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center

What is the MHDD National Training Center? Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center. Do you or someone you know have an intellectual or developmental disability (e.g., Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, a chronic health condition, or a physical impairment)? What about a mental health condition (depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc.)?  How many […]