To build a system that effectively supports people with the co-occurring conditions of I/DD and mental illness, it is necessary to go beyond treatment strategies and attend to the total environment including relationships, activity and routines, communication, personal autonomy and empowerment, and program models.
A Practical Approach to Thinking About People We Find Challenging to Support
Research on the brain in recent years has made a great impact on our understanding of "mental retardation" and of "mental illness." New…
Learning from a Person’s Biography: An Introduction to the Biographical Timeline Process
The biographical timeline process, sometimes called "biography," "timeline," or "life line," is a facilitated process through which a team…
Supporting People with Severe Reputations in the Community
Published in 1992, this handbook presents tools assist in developing and improving the capacity of community programs to support people with…