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
The understanding that people can be dually diagnosed with intellectual disability (ID) and mental illness is relatively recent. Up until the last 30 to 40 years, it was assumed that people with ID could not also have a mental illness, and behavioral challenges were seen as a consequence of cognitive limitations rather than possible symptoms […]
Modules with links to other sources and planning for services and sustainability for people with disabilities.
The National Disability Institute (NDI) offers free tools and resources on financial well-being.
United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) analysis and article by type of disability showing mental health disabilities increase likelihood of food insecurity.
A suicide intervention and prevention plan from the Oregon Health Authority intended for the general population but with mention of screening for people with disabilities.
Guardianship and Supported Decision Making Fact Sheet
Rural Health Policy Brief is from policymakers and other stakeholders with a focus on children. This does have potential for wider application.
Providing Access to Mental Health Services for Children In Rural Areas