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.
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 makes other important choices, like medical decisions. Sometimes a judge will decide that […]
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
Mental Health Issues, Legal Defense and Developmental Disabilities video of conference proceedings concerning the legal system, mental health, and developmental disabilities.
How many people do you know that experience both a developmental disability AND mental health issue? The MHDD National Training Center…