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Examining NCI data from 2017-2018, NCI researchers explored characteristics and outcomes for people who were dually diagnosed with intellectual disability and mental illness. The latest NCI Data Brief summarizes the results and shares promising practices for assisting people with dual diagnoses.
HSRI’s Nicole LeBlanc received the David Joyce Advocate of the Year Award by the Autism Society of America! She was presented the award on July 10 at the Autism Society’s National Conference.Read More
HSRI Perspectives | Making Self-Direction a Reality: Using Individual Budgets to Promote Choice, Control, and Equity
To better understand the methods that states use to create individual budgets, the benefits and risks of these approaches, and their level of alignment with principles of self-determination, we examined 260 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Service waivers from across the nation.Read More
From May 18-21, HSRI's Valerie Bradley participated in a conference and symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia on the right to science as a human right. Valerie's presentation highlighted the importance of technology in the lives of people with disabilities in supporting them to be active participants in their community, in jobs, and in relationships. She also shared recommendations regarding the involvement of people with disabilities in the design of technology that they rely on.Read More
In recent years, growing numbers of transition age youth with I/DD and mental illness have become incarcerated in county and city jails. On May 15, HSRI's Valerie Bradley spoke at a Hill briefing highlighting the needs of transition age youth as part of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Valerie joined a group of colleagues in Washington, D.C. to present an informational session on people I/DD and mental health diagnoses to Congressional members and staff. Presenters included a parent, a Massachusetts sheriff, a researcher and behavior support professionals.Read More