Tag: Systems

Plain Language Summary – How to Locate Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Caregiver Perspective

Plain Language Summary – How to Locate Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Caregiver Perspective

Plain Language Summary – How to Locate Services Available to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Caregiver Perspective Many parents of children with developmental disabilities do not feel like they know enough about resources available to their child. This information sheet talks about some resources for people with developmental disabilities of different ages. Note: Many of the […]

Plain Language Summary – Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Rural Access to Care

Plain Language Summary – Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Rural Access to Care 5 doctors standing in a row

Plain Language Summary – Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Rural Access to Care People who have both a mental health diagnosis and a developmental disability diagnosis at thesame time can have difficulty getting good services. It is often easier for a person who only has one of these diagnoses at a time to find good […]

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Ariel Schwartz

Mental Health Crossroads Podcast – Interview with Dr. Ariel Schwartz Picture of Dr. Ariel Schwartz

“I kind of have two strands of research. One is this methodological question of how do we do participatory research? Well, there are people doing it and but I still feel like there’s this big gap and in it being scaled up, and more people being confident, we need more people to feel confident doing […]

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 […]