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Features products that assist persons with developmental disabilities in managing their feelings appropriately and dealing with common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, and drug and alcohol problems.

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
‘My Thinker’s Not Working’ A National Strategy for Enabling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Quality Supports
This report is about dementia and people with intellectual disabilities. It provides a national action plan. You can download it as a PDF file.
2014 Health Resources Directory for Diverse Cultural Communities
This is a directory of service providers in Minnesota for clients from diverse backgrounds This 2014 edition has expanded coverage of vision, dental, and mental health resources.
A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World
This book explains autism and other neurological differences in a positive, normal way.
A Practical guide for Facilitating Behavioral/Psychiatric Assessment for Persons with Mental Retardation
This book provides a simple outline for the assessment of problem behaviors, general criteria for the most common psychiatric disorders, and tips for helping with diagnosis.
A Practical Guide for Health Management of Aging Adults with Mental Retardation
This book provides an outline of physical, and mental health issues common in older adults with developmental disabilities.
A Practical Guide to Assessing Medical Issues Associated with Behaviorial/Psychiatric Problems in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities - 2011
This book is about the possible interaction between medication and behavior problems.
A Practical Guide to Assessing Medical Issues Associated with Behavorial/Psychiatric Problems in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
This book explains how medical issues may cause behavioral issues.
A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management of Sleep Disorders in Persons with Developmental Disabilities
This book provides a general discussion of normal sleep function and sleep disorders. It explains normal sleep, and problems with sleep both for the general population and for persons with developmental disabilities.
Access to Medical Care: Adults with Physical Disabilities
This is a training curriculum for healthcare professionals. It includes a DVD and a training manual.
Access to Medical Care: People with Developmental Disabilities
This is a training curriculum for healthcare professionals. It includes a DVD and a training manual.
After the Storm: A Guide to Help Children Cope with the Psychological Effects of a Hurricane
This 41-page book has information, activities, and coping strategies to help parents and children cope with their reactions and feelings resulting from a hurricane and its aftermath. You can download it as a PDF.
Aggression and Other Disruptive Behavioral Challenges: Biomedical and Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment
This book helps readers think carefully about why a person may become aggressive and describes many ways to support a person in stopping such behavior.
Aging and Down Syndrome A Health and Well-being Guidebook
This handbook is about aging with Down Syndrome.
Aging with a Developmental Disability
This paper explains the special needs of elders who have developmental disabilities. It was written in Canada to advocate for better services.
Aging with Cerebral Palsy
This book is about some of the things that may happen as a person with cerebral palsy gets older. It is written for people with cerebral palsy, and can be downloaded as a PDF.
Anxiety and Depression in People with Intellectual Disabilities: Intervention strategies
This is an academic handbook best suited to mental health professionals or graduate level students.
Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol Drinking to Cope?
This book is about people with ASD using alcohol to cope with problems. The lead author is a man with Asperger's who tells his story.
Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety
This book has advice on ways people who have Asperger's can effectively manage anxiety.
Aspies on Mental Health Speaking for Ourselves
This book has stories of people with ASD talking about their experiences with mental health issues.
Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Persons with Mental Retardation, 2nd edition
This book describes the different kinds of anxiety disorders. Several self-directed instruction programs for staff training are included.
Assessment of Parenting Competency in Mothers with Mental Illness
This book has a comprehensive approach for deciding whether or not a person with mental illness will be a good parent.
Behavioral Consultation with Consumers with Dual Diagnosis & Their Support Systems
This CD is about designing ongoing support systems for people who have both intellectual disabilities and mental health concerns.
Behavioral Supports: Individual Centered Interventions, A Multimodal Functional Approach
This book tells how to use many medical features to develop ways to treat people with behavior problems.
Bringing up a challenging child at home: When love is not enough
This book tells a mother's story of raising a daughter with an intellectual disability who uses challenging behavior.
Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities
This book explains health issues common to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Catch a Falling Star: A tale from the Iris the Dragon Series
This book is written for children, from a child's viewpoint. It is about living with and rising above mental health problems. It can be downloaded for free as a PDF.
Challenging Behavior and Developmental Disability
This textbook is about how to support people who have difficult behavior.
Characteristics of Selective Mutism: Evidence For An Anxiety Related Etiology
This book provides the answers to many questions about Selective Mutism. It is on survey research done involving over 400 families.
Clinical Psychology and People with Intellectual Disabilities, 2nd Edition
This academic book is about providing mental health services to people with intellectual disabilities.
Comfort Training Manual
A manual to help people help other persons with developmental disabilities and phobias to overcome their fears.
Contemporary Dual Diagnosis MH/MR Service Models: Vol. I: Residential and Day Services
This book describes a variety of day and residential programs serving people with developmental disabilies who have mental health problems.
Contemporary Dual Diagnosis MH/MR Service Models: Volume II: Partial and Supportive Services
This book describes the need for short term and intermittent services for people with the dual diagnoses of intellectual, and mental health disability.
Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities
This academic book is about many topics affecting people with intellectual disabilities.
Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum A Practical Manual
This book explains the emotional needs common to people who have Autism. It has ideas useful for professional counselers, and also for people who have Autism, their family members and friends.
Counselling People with Developmental Disabilities Who Have Been Sexually Abused
A book and video designed to assist professionals who provide treatment.
Criminal Offenders with Mental Retardation: Risk Assessment and the Continuum of Community-Based Treatment Programs
This book has ideas about the best ways to support people with criminal backgrounds in community settings.
Demystifying Syndromes II: Clinical and Educational Implications of Common Syndromes Associated with Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
This academic book reviews eight syndromes commonly associated with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Some are common, like Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder, while others are rare, like Q deletion syndrome.
Disability and Health Journal
This scholarly journal publishes research articles that advance knowledge in disability and health.
Down Syndrome: When to Worry About Mental Health And What To Do About It!
This book is about noticing mental health problems in people with Down Syndrome.
Dual Diagnosis: An Introduction to the mental health needs of persons with developmental disabilities
This is a book about mental health aspects in persons with developmental disabilities. The entire book can be downloaded for free as pdf files.
Enjoying Sport and Exercise (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain ways to exercise and stay fit. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Ethical Dilemmas: Sexuality and Developmental Disability
This book addresses the critical issues of sexuality in people with developmental disabilities.
Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism
This book offers a mother's description of her amazing daughter who has autism and is also a very successful artist.
Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Photocopiable Workbook
This book has ideas to help both the bully, and the person being bullied.
Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder: The Ups, The Downs and the Bits In Between
This book tells the stories of people with the diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Feeling Good About Yourself: A Guide for People Working with People Who Have Disabilities or Low Self-Esteem
This book has information and activities on self-esteem, social skills, sexuality, decision making, assertiveness, and preventing victimization.
Frontline Initiative: Dual Diagnosis
This magazine is about dual diagnosis of intellectual or developmental disabilities and mental illness. It is written to direct support professionals
Guidebook on Helping Persons with Mental Retardation Mourn
This book helps in supporting people during times of loss, such as a death, job or residential change, and other situations that cause bad feelings.
Guidelines for Understanding and Serving People with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders
This report explains the challenges of people who have both an intellectual and psychiatric disability. You can download it for free as a PDF file.
Health Advocacy Program
This book and DVD set teaches self-advocates how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Health and Health Care Disparities Among People with Disabilities
This issue brief discusses the racially-based differences in access to health care among people with disabilities. You can download it for free as a PDF file.
Health Promotion for People With Developmental Disabilities
A two-page fact sheet with tips on staying healthy.
Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The State of Scientific Evidence
This book summarized current research about the health and well being of persons with intellectual disabilities grouped by major topic. It also suggested solutions to eliminate health disparities among this population.
Helping People with Developmental Disabilities Mourn: Practical Rituals for Caregivers
This is a book for caregivers to help people with disabilities mourn the death of a loved one.
How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different
This informative and encouraging book gives highlights and positive aspects of Asperger's Syndrome. It is written to adolescents who have Aspergers and is easy to read.
Human Needs and Intellectual Disabilities: Applications for Person Centered Planning, Dual Diagnosis, and Crisis Intervention
This book is about people with disabilities who have mental illness.
I Can Get Through It (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to be the victim of abuse. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Impact: Feature Issue on Enhancing Quality and Coordination of Health Care for Persons with Chronic Illness and/or Disabilities
This issue of the Impact newsletter is about programs that help people with disabilities receive all the health care they need. You can download for free as a PDF file.
Impact: Feature Issue on Supporting the Social Well-Being of Children and Youth with Disabilities
This issue of the Impact newsletter is about ways adults can support the social well-being of youth with disabilities. You can download it for free as a PDF file.
Impact: Feature issue on violence against women with developmental disabilities
A collection of articles related to projects, research, and resources that address the issue of violence.
Improving Care For Populations Disproportionally Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Report From the Task Force on Specific Populations
This report is a plan of action to address the needs of people who are most likely to be affected by Alzheimer's disease. One of the groups targeted is people who have Down syndrome.
Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Struggling with Loss and Grief
This is a scholarly paper about how people with intellectual disabilities respond when someone close to them dies. It also has lots of ideas about how to help.
Inservice/Sensitivity Training for Selective Mutism
This 20-minute classroom presentation is designed to reduce or stop kids from teasing the Selectively Mute student. The goal is to help kids become friends.
Integrated Multidisciplinary Primary Healthcare: Tailoring Healthcare to the Needs and Experiences of Individuals with IDD
These PowerPoint slides present a model for providing healthcare to people with IDD. It emphasizes preventative care and wellness activities.
Intellectual Disability and Ill Health: A Review of the Evidence
This textbook is about some health problems that go untreated in persons with intellectual disabilities.
Intellectual Disability and Mental Health: A Training Manual in Dual Diagnosis
This book is about treatment of people with dual diagnosis.
Intellectual Disability and Social Inclusion
This book talks about how hard it can be for people with disabilities to find health care and social services. It focuses on issues in the United Kingdom.
Intellectual Disability Mental Health First Aid Manual 2nd edition
This booklet teaches how to respond to mental health issues in people who have intellectual disabilities
Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook
This book explains mental health problems as they occur in people with intellectual disabilities.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities
A peer reviewed research journal that publishes original research related to mental health and psychopathology in persons with intellectual disabilities. It is affiliated with NADD (the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed).
Learning Disabilities and Dementia
This fact sheet talks about dementia and people with intellectual/developmental disabiities.
Lessons in Grief and Death: Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities in the Healing Process
A book for helping people with disabilities cope with the loss of someone in their life.
Lessons Learned from a Lawsuit: Creating Service for People with Mental Illness and Mental Retardation
This book summarizes a longitudinal study to measure the impact of the Thomas S. Lawsuit (NC) on the class members.
March of Dimes disability fact sheets
The March of Dimes has separate fact sheets about many developmental dissabilities on its website.
Mental Health and Wellness Supports for Youth with IDD 2nd Edition
This book talks about mental health concerns among youth who have intellectual, or developmental disabilities. This area is often neglected.
Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome
This book talks about mental health problems that may exist for people who are on the autism spectrum.
Mental health fact sheet
This fact sheet is about noticing mental health challenges in people who have ntellectual disabilities. You can download it as a PDF file.
Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities: A reader (4th Edition)
This academic book from the United Kingdom is about mental health problems as they appear in people who have intellectual disabilities.
Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A framework for professional practice
This is an academic book on mental health.
Mental Health Promotion for People with Learning Disabilities
This training helps self-advocates learn how to care for their mental health.
Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability: Strategies and Solutions
This book is about the development of mental health services for people who have intellectual disabilities.
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges
This book explains how to foster mental health in people with Down Syndrome.
NADD Bulletin
A collection of articles that address clinical, programmatic, research or family oriented information related to mental health and intellectual disability.
New Dimensions In Women's Health (5th Editon)
This book is a holistic view of women's health issues.
Nonviolent Communication: A language of life (3rd edition)
This book introduces nonviolent communication which is useful to de-escalate people who use challenging behavior. It comes from a Center which has many other resources for those interested.
Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health
This book is about women's mental health. It has one section devoted to women who have intellectual disabilities.
Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum Training Summaries
This training curriculum is for direct support individuals to learn about supporting individuals with dual diagnosis.
Practical Guide: Psychopharmacology Revised for 2007
This book describes brain development, and the ways drugs act on the brain. It also includes information about epilepsy.
Project MED educational booklets
Project MED is a series of 8 Free booklets with basic information about patients' rights and medications. They are written in words that are easy to understand.
Providing Health Care For Individuals With Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Conditions in Rural Settings
This book is about providing medical and mental health services for people with dual diagnosis who live in rural areas.
Psychiatric Problems in Older Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Book describing psychiatric problems in people with developmental disabilities as they age.
Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability: A Practical Manual
This book is written for practitioners.
Psychological Therapies for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
This book is about providing mental health therapy to people with intellectual disabilities.
Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability
This book explains how to provide psychotherapy treatment for people who have intellectual disability (ID).
Quality in Practice: Health
This fact sheet provides suggestions on how service providers can support the personal health of the people they support.
Quandaries: Understanding mental illnesses in persons with developmental disabilities
This book explores the differences between mental health and mental illness in persons with developmental disabilities. It is appropriate reading for support staff and other professionals.
Return to Work for People with Stress and Mental Illness: A Guide for the Case Manager
This book is for case managers helping persons with stress or mental health issues go back to work.
Ron's Feeling Blue (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to experience depression. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Seeking Supported Employment
This booklet helps people with psychiatric disabilities when choosing where they want to work. It also helps in choosing a supported employment program.
Shift Happens: Making the Shift to Proactive Behavior Management
A book to help staff learn how to be proactive rather than reactive toward challenging behavior.
Simply for the Love of It: A Beginner's Guide to Support Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
A book for direct support professionals which is designed to serve as a "primer" for working with individuals with disabilities in a very person-centered manner.
Sonia's Feeling Sad (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what depression feels like, and what helps. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Starting Points: The Basics of Understanding and Supporting Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome
This book explains how all people who have Asperger's Syndrome are a little different.
Success Stories from the Frontline: Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health
This book tells the stories of people who have both mental health and intellectual disabilities.
Supporting people with learning disabilities who are affected by a relative or friend with cancer
This paper talks about the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities when someone close to them has cancer.
Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder
A book describing the symptoms of, understanding the medication for, and accessing necessary support for children with bipolar disorder and related conditions.
The Autism Spectrum and Depression
This book is about how depression can affect people who have autism.
The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
This book explains Asperger Syndrome. It is a handbook and manual.
The Geese and the Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
This book helps persons with disabilities and people who support them deal with death, loss and grief.
The Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This book reviews research and gives ideas on supporting people who use challenging behavior.
The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices Consensus Recommendations for the Evaluation and Management of Dementia in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities
This article has ideas about how to evaluate and manage dementia in adults with intellectual disabilities. You can read it online for free as a PDF file.
The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development
This is a book about intellectual disability based on research done in recent years. It is written in a very dense, academic style.
The Teacher's Gift: Using your Core Gift to Inspire and Heal
This book explains how gifts and wounds both help and hinder people's ability to help others. It includes interviews with helpers and their wisdom about gifts and helping.
Training Handbook of Mental Disorders in Individuals with ID
This book is about treating mental health problems in people with intellectual disabilities.
Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties
This book is about the best ways to help these students as they move from school to work.
Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach About Life: An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger's and their Loved Ones
A book to help people with autism with questions they may have after the death of a loved one.
Understanding Families: Supportive Approaches to Diversity, Disability, and Risk - Second Edition
This book talks about the things that makes each family unique. It also covers how those differences matter when one family member has a disability.
Understanding Mental Illness
This is a brightly colored, easy-to-read brochure that tells about mental illness.
Use of Emergency Departments Among Working Age Adults with Disabilities: A Problem of Access and Service Needs
This research article is about the large number of emergency room visits made by people with disabilities.
When Somebody Dies (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to have a close friend die. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Women with Disabilities: Found Voices
This book was written by women with disabilities and those who work with them.
Work, Life, and the Mental Health System of Care A Guide for Professionals Supporting Families of Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
This book helps parents keep balance in their lives when they a child with an emotional or behavioral disorder.
Working with People who have ID & Behaviorial Problems: A Self-Study Guide
This manual is about setting-up treatment programs for people with dual diagnoses.
Ya Got People: Helping people with developmental disabilities deal with grief, bereavement and loss
This book is for those who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have experienced loss. Both authors are people who have disabilities themselves.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
A Patient’s Guide to Medicare Part D
A short guide that answers frequently asked questions about Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage).
A Review of Mental Health Disorders in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
This CD is about mental health disorders.
ABA Educational Resources Ltd.
This website shares resource materials for families and community persons using Applied Behavioral Analysis.
Access to Medical Care: Adults with Physical Disabilities
This is a training curriculum for healthcare professionals. It includes a DVD and a training manual.
Access to Medical Care: People with Developmental Disabilities
This is a training curriculum for healthcare professionals. It includes a DVD and a training manual.
Active Treatment of Dementia Associated with Down Syndrome
This is a CD with information about aging persons who have Down Syndrome.
Aging with Severe Mental Illness
This CD is about aging for people who have both intellectual and mental illness disabilities.
All I Need To Be: Keys to Presenting Mental Health in Persons With Developmental Disabilities
This CD is about mental wellness and people with disabilities. It focuses on the needs of people who have both intellectual and mental health disabilities.
An Integrated Model of Psychotherapy for Teens & Adults with Asperger Syndrome
This CD is about counseling people with Asperger Syndrome.
An Intro to Psychotic Disorders for Direct Support Professionals
This CD is about mental illness and people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Anxiety Disorders and Developmental Disabilities II
This DVD tells the stories of people who have intellectual and psychiatric disorders.
Assessment of Mental Health Problems
This CD is a training on mental health needs.
Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders in Autism Spectrum Disorders
This DVD is about recognizing mental health issues in people with ASD.
Bob Tells All (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain sexual abuse and how it hurts men. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Challenging Barriers to Specialized Supports for Individuals with Dual Diagnosis
This CD is about creating better treatment options for people with the dual diagnoses of intellectual and mental health disabilities.
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Adult Asperger’s Syndrome
This CD is about a type of therapy useful with people who have Asperger syndrome.
Community Based Treatment Interventions For People With Dual Diagnosis
This DVD is about treatment options for people with dual diagnosis.
Community Safety Nets for Individuals with Dual Diagnosis in Crisis
This DVD is about community inclusion of people who have a dual diagnosis.
Comprehensive Treatment Approaches To Anxiety Disorders
This is a DVD about anxiety disorders when they appear in people who have intellectual disabilities.
Coping with Disaster: A Second Guide for Parents and Other Caregivers of Children with Cognitive Disabilities
This article explains how parents can support their children with disabilities after a disaster. It emphasizes that parents need to manage their own stress in order to help their children.
Counselling People with Developmental Disabilities Who Have Been Sexually Abused
A book and video designed to assist professionals who provide treatment.
Cultural & Linguistic Competence: Implications for Services & Supports for Individuals with DD
This CD is about delivery of culturally sensitive services to people who have both intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnoses.
Dealing With Grief and Loss: A Team Approach
This CD-ROM has training for DSPs. It is about supporting consumers when someone dies.
Diabetes Management for Persons with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities
This DVD explains how diabetes is recognized and managed. The narrator shares her experiences caring for people who have diabetes along with a developmental disability or a mental illness.
Diagnostic Dilemmas
This DVD is about how hard it can be to identify mental health problems in people who have an intellectual disability.
Diagnostic Systems for Use with People with ID
This CD has new information on classifying intellectual disabilities and mental illness.
Differential Diagnosis & Treatment of Psychotic Symptoms in Individuals with ID
This CD has training for therapists.
DSP Certification: Who, How, and Why?
This CD introduces the idea of credentialing DSPs who understand how to support people who have both intellectual and mental health disabilities.
Dual Diagnosis in People with Asperger's and High Functioning Autism
The CD is about dual diagnosis involving mental health issues in people who have autism.
Dual Diagnosis: A Guide for Caregivers
This on-line guidebook explains the dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental illness. It is written at a very technical level.
Dual Diagnosis: Autism and Co-Existing Disorders
This DVD is about several conditions common among people who have autism.
Dual Diagnosis: Present and Future Directions
This DVD is about dual diagnosis.
Early Identification of Cognitive Decline in Persons with I/DD
This CD teaches about the early signs of loss of cognitive ability.
Exploring Feelings DVD: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Manage Anxiety, Sadness and Anger DVD
This DVD teaches how to support people in managing their emotions.
Growing Older with A Developmental Disability: Physical and Cognitive Changes And Their Implications
This web based article explains the changes that happen for people with disabilities as they grow older.
Hallmarks of Good Mental Health DVD
This DVD is about mental health and comes with a teacher's guide. It is meant for adolescents but has good ideas for everyone.
Health Advocacy Program
This book and DVD set teaches self-advocates how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Health Reform Hub
This website provides up to date information on the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare)and how it impacts people with disabilities.
How to Use a Psychiatrist
This CD is about what to expect from a psychiatrist.
Illnesses and Disabilities (womenshealth.gov)
This is part of a larger web site about women's health. This part has a lot of information on how to stay healthy as a person with a disability.
Information Sheet: Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness (Dual Disability)
This three-page fact sheet explains a bit about people who have both an intellectual, and psychiatric disability.
Intellectual Disability and Depression
This fact sheet talks about depression and people with intellectual disabilities.
Loss and Grieving: A Lifelong Process for Consumers and Families
This DVD is about how people with dual diagnoses might experience grief and loss. It can be used to train staff.
Managing Psychiatric Behavioral Crises in Persons with Dual Diagnoses
This CD is about helping people with dual diagnosis through times of crisis.
Medical Problems and Adverse Drug Events in Psychiatric Inpatients with ID
This CD is about medical problems and bad reaction to drugs for people with disabilities.
Medline Plus
A website with health information.
Mental Health Issues and Down Syndrome
This fact sheet covers how mental health issues may affect children with Down syndrome.
Mental Health Promotion for People with Learning Disabilities
This training helps self-advocates learn how to care for their mental health.
Microtraining DVDs (for therapists)
These DVDs teach therapists the best ways to help people who have disabilities. Topics include cultural diversity, sexuality, and disability etiquette.
Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up with FASDs
This documentary film explains what it is like to have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD). It does this by telling the stories of four adolescents who have FASD.
Movin' On: Stories from the Recovery Road
This video tells the stories of three people who are recovering/healing from mental illness.
Mythconceptions about Sexuality and the Disabled
This DVD expalins things people do not understand about disability and sex.
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)
NADD is an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.
Normal and Pathological Anxiety in Intellectual Disabilities
This CD is about anxiety in people with intellectual disabilities,
Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
This book provides information about young children who have sensory processing difficulties.
Overview of Dual Diagnosis. Current Practice and Therapeutic Relationships
This CD is about what truly helps people who have intellectual and mental health disabilities.
Parenting and Child Health website - South Australia Department of Child, Youth, and Women Health Service
This web site has information about the health and development of children. There are many pages about the needs of children with disabilities.
Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care
This organization in Philadelphia helps people with intellectual disabilities access health care. They have a great website with information for self-advocates, families, and DSPs.
Positive Psychology: Adaptation & Applications for Individuals with ID
This CD is based on Positive Psychology. This is about helping people build happier lives.
Practical Group Counseling Issues with People who Are Dually Diagnosed
This DVD is about counseling people who have both intellectual and mental health disabilities.
Project Hope
This website has information about how to get help with mental health needs. It is prepared for DSPs who support people with intellectual disabilities.
Pros and Cons of Antipsychotic Treatment
This DVD is about the pros and cons of taking antipsychotic medication.
Psych-DD - Psychology and Developmental Disabilities
Psych-DD e-mail discussion listserv is an open membership forum on Psychology & Developmental Disabilities. Behavior intervention, psychoactive medications, psychiatric methods, mental health, and person-centered support strategies are common topics.
Refrigerator Mothers
This video shares stories of women who raised children with autism in the 1950s and 60s. Back then, mothers were blamed if their sons or daughters had autism.
Report on the State of Science on Health Risks and Aging in People with Intellectual Disabilities
This paper summarizes all the research done on aging and people with intellectual disabilities done over the preceeding 15 years. It is written at a complex reading level.
Social Disabilities in the Workplace
This is a CD about helping people whose disabilities make it hard to "fit-in" at work.
Supportive Counseling: A Relationship-Based Approach to Helping People with Dual Diagnosis
The DVD is about counseling people who have the dual diagnoses of intellectual and mental health disabilities.
Take Charge Training: Exercise and Nutrition for People with Mental Illness
This DVD training discusses the importance of good nutritional habits and proper exercise. Also discussed are the challenges faced in various settings including the mental health center, the home and the community.
Training CDs on Chemical Dependency and People with ID/DD
This set of four training CDs explain how treatment programs can help people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Understanding and Responding to Persons with Personality Disorders
This CD explains personality disorders.
Update on Dementia and Developmental Disabilities: Emphasis on Down Syndrome
This CD is about dementia and people who have Down syndrome.
What is Bipolar Illness Anyway? Level: Intermediate
This CD is about bipolar disorder.
Women's Mental Health: Americans with Disabilities Act and Mental Illness
This web site talks about mental health issues and protection under the ADA.
Working with Families: Critical Issues
This DVD is about working with families of people with disabilities. It was prepared by a group that helps people who have intellectual disabilities and mental health needs.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Active Minds
Active Minds is a student run organization on college campuses that educates students about mental health.
Autism Research Institute
This research institute provides a variety of research, information and resources on autism for individuals, families and providers around the world.
Center for Disability Information and Referral
This Center is a primary source of quality information on disability for residents of Indiana.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people.
Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
This research center at the University of Washington focuses on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Healthy Lifestyles for People with Disabilities
A program to help people with disabilities learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle. It is located in Oregon.
Microtraining DVDs (for therapists)
These DVDs teach therapists the best ways to help people who have disabilities. Topics include cultural diversity, sexuality, and disability etiquette.
Mountain Regional Services, Inc.
A program in Wyoming especially for people who have dual diagnoses
National Alliance on Mental Illness
This organization advocates and educates across the US to help people with mental health disabilities.
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)
NADD is an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.
Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care
This organization in Philadelphia helps people with intellectual disabilities access health care. They have a great website with information for self-advocates, families, and DSPs.
Top Ten Things to Remember about Individuals with ID and MH Disorders
This CD is about diagnosing mental health problems in people with intellectual disabilities.
Vanderbilt Autism Clinic
A university center that studies the needs of children who have autism spectrum disorder. It provides some services and is located in Tennessee.
Other
Dual Diagnosis
This is an article about dual diagnosis, the presence of intellectual disability and mental illness in one person.
Learning Disabilities and Dementia
This fact sheet talks about dementia and people with intellectual/developmental disabiities.
Woodbine House
Woodbine House is a publishing company that has books about people with disabilities and also about special health needs.


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