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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 […]

Digital Storytelling Series – Micah from Louisville, KY

Digital Storytelling Series – Micah from Louisville, KY A woman sitting on a coach smiling at the camera

Micah Peace is a twenty-six year old autistic person from Louisville, KY. After receiving a false diagnosis of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, they lived much of their childhood and adolescence confused about why pharmaceutical medications seemed to produce a negative effect on their behavior and habits. During her transition into college, Micah spoke with other […]

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 […]