MHDD Fact Sheets​

As people get older, they have a higher chance of having disabilities. People that already have one or more disabilities ...
Read More
People who experience dual diagnosis are people who experience a developmental disability and a mental health concern. It is a ...
Read More
Developmental disabilities are conditions that affect an individual’s physical, intellectual, and behavioral abilities throughout a person’s life. Families raising a ...
Read More
Increasing Caregiver Awareness: Helping Identify Anxiety and Depression in Individuals with Down Syndrome ...
Read More
How to Locate Services Available to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Caregiver Perspective ...
Read More

Featured Resources​

Annual START National Training Institute

The START National Training Institute (SNTI) is a multi-day training institute designed to bring innovative, evidence-based research and practices to the START network and partners. Team members from all START Programs are highly encouraged to attend the annual Training Institute along with any professionals seeking to improve their understanding intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health challenges.

Autism Mental Health

Autism Mental Health provides many resources such as blog posts, news, and videos.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children’s Mental Health

A webinar from the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Shannon Haworth with AUCD presents as a Mom on challenges families face in accessing comprehensive services, as well as community and school based interventions; Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D regarding challenges from Indiana; Heidi Cloutier from University of New Hampshire.

Please note the webinar will not play on the Chrome web browser.

Behavioral/Emotional Concerns-Caregiver Checklist: for Adults with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Behavioral/Emotional Concerns-Caregiver Checklist: for Adults with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities (IDD) is a 5-page checklist/screener for evaluating presenting behaviors of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and what could be causing their behaviors.

Classification and Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Classification and Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities is an article presented by the University of Hertfordshire on diagnosis of mental health concerns in adults with intellectual disabilities.

Columbia-Suicide Rating Scale

Columbia-Suicide Rating Scale helps navigate suicidality in the general population. This resource was not designed for people with developmental disabilities.

green and blue logo for mental health and developmental disability natinoal training center

Join Our Email List

Enter your name and email to receive our newsletters quarterly!