Elena is a 20 year-old autistic woman who lives in Fairfax, VA. Adopted from Russia, Elena experienced childhood in a new country with adoptive parents that assisted her with getting adjusted in public school. In this episode, Elena shares some of her experiences in mental healthcare systems from multiple states, grade school and college, and […]
This story is about Adam, a 36-year old man living with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy from Burke, Virginia. Adam discusses his daily life living with a physical disability including the supports he needs, the assistive technology he uses, his transition into a group home, and obstacles he has faced in getting mental health treatment. These […]
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 their transition into college, Micah spoke with other professionals about the possibility of being autistic. As a result, their life trajectory has changed for the better. Micah now advocates for others with autism, as a founding member of the Kentucky Autism Spectrum Alliance.
In her interview, Jessica talks about dealing with anxiety and depression, therapy, and reading about Asperger’s for the first time.
A video from the Autism Mental Health website.
Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Neurologist’s Perspective video of conference proceedings concerning possibilities of differential diagnoses for Autism.
Examining the Evidence for Music Therapy with Individuals with ASD and DD video of conference proceedings concerning the validity of music therapy with people with developmental disabilities.
Anxiety De-escalation and Stress Reduction Techniques video of conference proceedings concerning de-escalation techniques.
Mental Health Issues, Legal Defense and Developmental Disabilities video of conference proceedings concerning the legal system, mental health, and developmental disabilities.
Adapting to Alzheimer’s: Understanding Dementia in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities video of conference proceedings concerning Dementia and I/DD.