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Want to present your work in intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health (IDD-MH) to a nationwide audience? Learn More
October was first designated as Down Syndrome Awareness Month in the 1980s and has been recognized every October since. It is a month to celebrate the... Learn More
FAQs on Mental Health and IDD
In observance of World Mental Health Day, we're sharing Frequently Asked Questions about mental health in people with IDD. Learn More
Welcome to "Spread the Word," a place in News and Views where we will focus on the importance of language in the work we do as a START network. Learn More
Guest contributors Kevin Fox and Russell Lehmann share what advice they would give their younger selves to help anyone who may be nervous about going ... Learn More
As We See It is a series following three 25-year old autistic roommates, Jack, Violet and Harrison, and their shared life coach Mandy. Learn More
This month, April, is Autism Acceptance Month. Autism Acceptance Month’s goal is not only to recognize the struggles autistic people go through in our... Learn More
People with developmental and intellectual disabilities can face many unique challenges in the workplace. Difficulties with understanding directions, ... Learn More
In our last article, we described how it is damaging for Direct Service Providers (DSPs) to view their role as one of discipline and authority. As an ... Learn More
Imagine there are two advertisements for Direct Support Professional positions. One posting reads “Looking for full-time Direct Support Professional t... Learn More