Tag: Systems

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 […]

What Do NCI Data Reveal About People Who Are Dual Diagnosed with ID and Mental Illness?

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 […]