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Bringing together those suffering with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, or any other mental health struggle!

Intellectual Disability and Mental Health

A Training Manual in Dual Diagnosis

Based on decades of experience treating individuals who live with both intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders, this handbook clarifies the extremely complex nature of working with dual diagnosis. In-depth information about the diagnostic process, hands-on treatment considerations, and the elements of proper staff training are featured, and complicating factors in identifying appropriate psychiatric diagnoses are addressed. Exploring the problematic underreporting of psychiatric symptoms and disorders, this guide is ideal for a variety of contexts, offering innovative approaches to treatment and intervention strategies that can be immediately implemented. Additional topics covered include medical contributors to psychiatric conditions, positive behavioral supports, and transitional planning.

Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Entirely revised and updated, this edition of a very well-received and successful book provides the essentials for all those involved in the fields of intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities and mental retardation, drawing both on clinical experience and the latest research findings. An international, multidisciplinary team of experts cover the available literature in full and bring together the most relevant and useful information on mental health and behavioural problems of people with intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities and mental retardation. In addition, this book highlights the principles behind clinical practice for assessment, management and services. It offers hands-on, practical advice for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, social workers, managers and service providers.

Intellectual Disability

A Guide for Families and Professionals

Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States--one percent of the population--have an intellectual disability (previously referred to as mental retardation). These conditions range from genetic disorders such as Down syndrome to disabilities caused by infectious diseases and brain injury. Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals, by one of the country's foremost authorities on intellectual disability, is a comprehensive resource that will be of importance to anyone with a personal connection to a child or adult with a neurodevelopmental disorder. Emphasizing the humanity of persons with intellectual and related developmental disabilities, psychiatrist and pediatrician James Harris provides essential information on assessment and diagnosis of intellectual disability, treatments for specific disorders, and ways to take advantage of the wide array of services available today. The focus throughout is on the development of the person, the positive supports necessary for self-determination, and, to the extent possible, independent decision making. Harris also surveys historical attitudes toward intellectual disability, the medical community's current understanding of its causes and frequency, and the associated physical, behavioral, and psychiatric conditions (such as seizure disorder, depression, and autism) that often accompany particular types of intellectual disability. The book addresses legal, medical, mental health, and research-related issues as well as matters of spirituality, highlighting the ways in which individuals with intellectual disability can meaningfully participate in the spiritual lives of their families and their communities. Each chapter ends with a series of key points to remember, and the book concludes with a list of additional resources of further interest. Intellectual Disability is a must-read for parents and families of those with neurodevelopmental disorders, providing guidance and essential information to help their family members effectively, and to make a significant, positive difference in their lives now and in the future.

The Wiley Handbook on Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Research, Training, and Practice

The essential resource to the most recent research and practice on offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities The Wiley Handbook on Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a comprehensive compendium to the research and evidence supporting clinical work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who offend or are at risk of offending. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the text reviews the most recent developments in the assessment, treatment and management of various types of offenders with intellectual disabilities including violent offenders, sexual offenders and firesetters. The text also explores the developments in research on risk assessment and management of people with intellectual disabilities who offend or are at risk of offending. In addition, the handbook also contains information on developments in research into the epidemiology of offending in this population, pathways into services and the trajectories of the criminal careers of those who will later go on to offend. This important resource: Includes contributions from expert international researchers and practitioners in the field Describes a range of theoretical, conceptual and ethical assessments as well as treatment and service development issues that are relevant practitioners in clinical practice Presents the ethical-legal considerations that offer a conceptual framework for the handbook Sets out a variety of the most current evidence-based interventions Written for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and other mental health professionals, and those in education and training, The Wiley Handbook on Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities offers a much-needed resource on the latest developments in the field.

A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition

The trusted core disability textbook gets a comprehensive update in this second edition, now thoroughly revised to include all the critical topics today's professionals need to know about as they work with people who have disabilities. Brought to you by a new team of world-renowned experts and contributors, this volume fully prepares future educators, social workers, researchers, and clinicians to provide the best services and supports to children and adults across the life span. Tomorrow's professionals will discover what to do and how to do it as they prepare for their important work, and they'll refer to this user-friendly compendium year after year for information, insights, and answers. A cornerstone text for any course focused on developmental disabilities and an essential reference for every in-service professional's library. THE IDEAL CORE TEXT FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY COURSES: Broad and deep, with thorough, up-to-date information on intervention, education, family roles, health issues, specific disabilities, and much moreLife-span-focused, with topics ranging from genetics and development to aging issues Multidisciplinary, blending research and personal experiences of more than 70 esteemed authors from diverse fieldsImmediately applicable, presenting both the facts and practical, real-world advice on meeting the individual needs of people with disabilities Student-friendly, with learning objectives, instructive case stories, stimulating questions for reflection, and key Internet resources WHATa S NEW: New co-editors and contributors * New and extensively updated chapters on critical topics, including AAC and technology, autism spectrum disorder, advocacy and self-advocacy, communication challenges, family issues, human development and genetics, legal and ethical considerations, and psychopharmacology SELECTED TOPICS COVERED: assessment and diagnosis * behavior and mental health * brain plasticity * cerebral palsy * decision-making and consent * direct support professionals * Down syndrome * early development and intervention * education * employment * epilepsy * fetal alcohol spectrum disorder * fragile X syndrome * gender issues in developmental disabilities * international human rights * nutritional considerations * parenting * physical health * service systems and approaches * transition from school to adult life "

Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This book provides easy-to-access, reliable, up-to-date information on the numerous advances in research, assessment, treatment, and service delivery for clinicians, academics, administrators and other mental health professionals. It examines issues surrounding intellectual and developmental disabilities in a real-world sociopolitical framework. In addition, the book summarizes the major domains and emerging subspecialties of this vast area into one useful reference and so offers a wide range of assessment and diagnostic tools and tactics, including cognitive and adaptive behavior assessments.

Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual / Developmental Disability

A Resource for Trainers

Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual/Developmental Disability: A Resource for Trainers is a landmark contribution to the field of support for persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Mental Health concerns. This book can be used by a myriad of different professionals and care providers for a variety of different purposes. It may be used: (a) to train others for professional development (train-the-trainer model), (b) as a resource guide for individual study, or (c) as a reference guide. Proper support of mental wellness among persons with IDD requires a significant body of information and knowledge, and the authors of this book are happy to offer it as a means for educating professionals and care providers.

Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities and the Aging Process

This book is the third in a series with the InternationalAssociation for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities(Series Editor: Matthew P. Janicki). These publications aredesigned to address the issues of health, adult development andaging among persons with intellectual disabilities. For many years it has been recognized that some adults withintellectual disabilities are at elevated risk for mental andbehavioral health problems. Often the aging process can complicatethe identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of thistype of dual diagnosis and present complex challenges to cliniciansand carers. This book is designed as a practical resource for thoseinvolved with the support, care and treatment of persons withintellectual disabilities, and should prove particularly useful asthis community achieves increased longevity. The book is dividedinto three parts: Prevalence and Characteristics; Diagnosis andTreatment; and Service System Issues.

Intellectual Disability

Understanding Its Development, Causes, Classification, Evaluation, and Treatment

It is estimated that 7.2 million people in the United States have mental retardation or associated impairments - a spectrum now referred to as "intellectual disability." This book provides professionals with the latest and most reliable information on these disabilities. It utilizes a developmental perspective and reviews the various types of intellectual disabilities, discusses approaches to classification, diagnosis, and appropriate interventions, and provides information on resources that may offer additional help. Case examples are included in each section to highlight specific diagnostic and treatment issues. The emphasis in this book is on the development of the person, the provision of interventions for behavioral and emotional problems associated with intellectual disability, and the positive support necessary for self-determination. It discusses the facilitation of transitions throughout the lifespan from infancy to maturity and old age. Additionally, the book reviews evaluations for behavioral and emotional problems, genetic factors, appropriate psychosocial, medical, and pharmacological interventions, and family and community support.

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry

A Practical Handbook

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry is a comprehensiveand accessible guide to the management of mental health problems inpeople with intellectual disabilities. A clear anduser-friendly handbook, it will help busy healthcare professionalsdevelop their understanding of the mental health problems ofservice users with intellectual disabilities. Mostimportantly, it will help them make an accurate diagnosticassessment and develop and implement an holistic, person-centred,evidence-based management plan. Topics covered include the classification of mental disorders inintellectual disability, the clinical assessment of specificdisorders, psychological, psychopharmacological and socialinterventions, and the practical, legal, and social aspects ofsupporting service users with intellectual disability who havemental health problems.

Behavioral Health Promotion and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This book discusses the latest evidence-based practices and how they can be implemented to address health problems in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It offers various intervention and prevention strategies for treating commonly encountered issues in patients with IDD, such as eating and sleeping disorders, repetitive self-harming behaviors, and personal hygiene problems. Primary strategies include encouraging healthful habits, reducing noncompliance and risk-taking behaviors, and direct intervention to promote optimum functioning while reducing discomfort, frustration, and adverse behaviors. In addition, contributors describe training and consultation models to enable readers to work more effectively with practitioners, clinicians, and parents as well as with the patients themselves. Topics featured in this book include: Compliance with medical routines. Increasing and maintaining exercise and other physical activities. Assistive technologies in severe and multiple disabilities. Substance use and health-related issues. Consultation with medical and healthcare providers. Parent training and support. Behavioral Health Promotion and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in clinical psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, public health, and other interrelated fields.

Offenders with Developmental Disabilities

For over a century, developmental disabilities have been associated with crime in prejudicial and pejorative contexts. Offenders with Developmental Disabilities provides a balanced, comprehensive review of the prevalence, nature and development of offending by those with intellectual disabilities. Not only does this volume include coverage of evidence-based assessment and treatment ideas, strategies and plans, but also places the field in a historical, legal and ethical context. William Lindsay, John Taylor and Peter Sturmey have brought together a wealth of contributors from differing backgrounds to share new material and knowledge of assessments, treatment, and service issues in a single volume. Divided into five parts, Part I opens with theoretical issues; Part II deals with legal and services contexts including ethical concerns; Part III considers risk assessment, general assessment and approaches to evaluation; Part IV addresses specific issues of sexual offending, anger and aggression, fire raising, dual diagnosis, female offenders and personality disorder; Part V concludes with service development, professional and research issues. Forensic practitioners and students from psychology and psychiatry, lawyers and advocates, nurses and social workers will all find this comprehensive and practical book an inspiration in taking this field forward.

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Hidden Disabilities

Disability Justice Network of Ontario

Works with community members locally in Hamilton, Ontario and across the province to ensure that people with disabilities are free to be.

The aim is to build a just and accessible Ontario, wherein people with disabilities:
* Have personal and political agency
* Can thrive and foster community
* Build the power, capacity, and skills needed to hold people, communities, and institutions responsible for the spaces they create

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Developmental Dual Diagnosis Program - Level 1, Block D, Room D119 (inside Specialty Mental Health Clinic area)

A community-based mental health service that works with other organizations to form a coordinated network of services to meet the mental health needs of adults with intellectual disabilities. Services include assessment, treatment recommendations, and education and support to patients and caregivers.

Disability Justice Network of Ontario

Works with community members locally in Hamilton, Ontario and across the province to ensure that people with disabilities are free to be.

The aim is to build a just and accessible Ontario, wherein people with disabilities:
* Have personal and political agency
* Can thrive and foster community
* Build the power, capacity, and skills needed to hold people, communities, and institutions responsible for the spaces they create

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Developmental Dual Diagnosis Program - Level 1, Block D, Room D119 (inside Specialty Mental Health Clinic area)

A community-based mental health service that works with other organizations to form a coordinated network of services to meet the mental health needs of adults with intellectual disabilities. Services include assessment, treatment recommendations, and education and support to patients and caregivers.

Bethany Residence

Provides accommodation, meals and helps with activities of daily living for adults experiencing cognitive difficulties, impairments or psychiatric problems
* facility includes 6-plex house linked to main building
* independent and intermediate care floors
* open plan lounges with separate dining room
* ensuite bathrooms designed for maximum safety and independence
* electronic staff-call system
* nurse monitored, secure medication administration
* weekly visits by doctors

Special services available include
* unique unit design to provide enhanced care
* enclosed courtyard
* 24 hour supervision
* weekly psychiatric clinic
* medication compliance support
* independent laundry facility
* counseling and money-management
* life skills programs
* social recreation in-house and linking client to community resources

Bethany Residence

Provides accommodation, meals and helps with activities of daily living for adults experiencing cognitive difficulties, impairments or psychiatric problems
* facility includes 6-plex house linked to main building
* independent and intermediate care floors
* open plan lounges with separate dining room
* ensuite bathrooms designed for maximum safety and independence
* electronic staff-call system
* nurse monitored, secure medication administration
* weekly visits by doctors

Special services available include
* unique unit design to provide enhanced care
* enclosed courtyard
* 24 hour supervision
* weekly psychiatric clinic
* medication compliance support
* independent laundry facility
* counseling and money-management
* life skills programs
* social recreation in-house and linking client to community resources

Bethseda - Twin Lakes Clinical Services - Hamilton Mountain East

A regional program, that offers specialized clinical services, including psychiatry, psychology, social work services and speech and language services, to adults with a developmental disability

The second location in Thorold is at:
3280 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 10, Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6

Camelot Centre - Adult Day Program - Shoreacres Bible Chapel

Structured program, staff and volunteers are committed to responding to the individual needs and interests of clients:
* individuals choose the number of days per week that they attend, dependent on availability
* offers programming in life skills and social development
* cooking
* physical recreation programming
* art and movement therapy

Central West Specialized Developmental Services - Developmental Services - Oakville - Main Office

Providing specialized residential services, care and support to individuals over 18 years of age with developmental disabilities, challenging behaviors and mental health issues * residential services are located in a central administration and recreation building in downtown Oakville * operates eight homes in the communities of Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Halton Hills and Georgetown * elected volunteer board of directors is responsible for the governance of the organization


Services for individuals with multiple developmental disabilities with a focus on complex needs
  • individuals are served by a multidisciplinary team consisting of direct care counsellors and other professionals including physiotherapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist, nutritionist, nurses, physician and psychiatrist
  • ongoing assessment, treatment and management
  • opportunities for basic life skill development, workshop activities and for some supported employment
  • a ten bed activity-based respite program for children and adults with complex needs
  • managing Halton Support Services

Dual Diagnosis Service
  • provides consultation, comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, interpretation, on site support and follow up, mentoring and education/training

Short Term Assessment and Treatment Environment (STATE)
  • for those with a dual diagnosis - assesses the individual and develops a treatment plan that will assist in integrating the individual back into their community

Central West Region Passport Initiative
  • administers program for adults with a developmental disability who have completed school and are seeking community participation supports

Central West Community Network of Specialized Care
  • working with community partners to develop, coordinate and streamline access to resources


Services and Programs:
  • Halton Support Services
  • Respite Services

Contact Hamilton for Children's and Developmental Services - Children's Services

Helps children, youth and their guardians find services for children and youth presenting with social, emotional, behavioural, psychiatric and/or developmental concerns.
*Information about available services
*Central intake and referral
*Coordination of services
*Planning for the children's and developmental services systems

Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services - Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services, Burlington - Burlington

Children's mental health and autism services include:

Day treatment programs:
* for children and youth with significant social, emotional, and/or behavioural needs, in partnership with the Halton District School Board
* each program is located in a community school, open to all areas of the region, elementary and secondary, combined focus of mental health and education

Woodview Learning Centre:
* private school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, located at 69 Flatt Rd, Burlington (fee-based program)

HIP (Halton Intensive Program):
* outreach services include home-based services and supports for children ages 6-12 with serious social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties

YODA (Youth Overcoming Depression & Anxiety):
* services youth in grades 6-8 requiring support to address issues of anxiety & depression and/or having difficulty functioning in their home, school and community environments
* offers 10 week group treatment programs in community schools in North Halton (covers Oakville) and Burlington

LINKING:
* offers support for youth and families experiencing a high degree of conflict

E.I.E.I.O (Early Identification, Early Intervention Outreach):
* 20-week school-based therapeutic program for children ages 6-8 showing signs of significant social, emotional and/or behavioural problems and some difficulty in the school setting and/or at home
* offers families an opportunity to build on their strengths, skills and relationships

Ontario Autism Program:
* for children with a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
* detailed assessments, intensive individualized instruction focused on skill building and generalization of core skills to other environments, family involvement in setting goals
* skill building services and supports for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
* individualized plans, family involvement in setting goals, in home and in community settings, parenting workshops

For additional information on mental health and autism programs, please visit Woodview's website

Halton. Social and Community Services - Children's Services - Children's Developmental Services - Oakville - Head Office

Children's Developmental Services:
Infant and Child Development Services
* developmental and therapy services for children with differing abilities birth to school entry
* may include children born prematurely, fetal alcohol or drug exposure, family history or sibling with diagnosis of autism or a genetic condition

Services include:
* assessments
* developmental consultants and occupational therapists support intervention that focuses on the family's goals for their child
* service co-ordination of all services involved with the child/family
* referrals to other services in the community
* workshops and groups specifically designed to meet child and caregivers needs
* resources, i.e. equipment, reading materials
* transition to school support

Inclusion Services
* services that support inclusion in licensed child care programs, nursery schools or private home child care in the community
* available to children birth to 3.8 years of age (prior to entry into Junior Kindergarten)
* child must be attending a licensed child care setting and have concerns regarding their development

Services include:
* resource consultants provide services to support child care/ inclusion including resource support for classrooms, e.g. program planning, modelling successful teaching strategies
* coordination of services for/with families
* assistance with the development of program plans
* transition to school support
* support in the child care setting and the child's home

Family and Community Behavioural Services
In home consultation:
* intervention for individuals 2-21 years of age who have a diagnosis of developmental disability and/or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
* behaviour consultants provide service in a way that builds capacity within families/teams and enables parents and professionals to strengthen knowledge and insight into their child's behaviour and skills
* facilitate meetings with parents to explore their concerns, strengths, skills and abilities and to develop a family plan through a collaborative approach
* focus on a child/adolescent's ability to function in their home, school, community through services focused on social skills, transition planning, toileting
* family support through telephone contacts, workshops, tip sheets
Group Consultation:
* provide group consultation to children aged 2-21 years or their caregivers, including children with a diagnosis of autism
* range of groups to address topics including toileting learning, behaviour, sensory processing and relationships