Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness : What Caregivers Need to Know


Sherri Melrose, Ph.D.; Debra Dusome, MA; John Simpson, M.Ed.; Cheryl Crocker, Ph.D.; and Elizabeth Athens, Ph.D

This multidisciplinary resource develops topics of interest to all those who care about and for individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Each chapter presents current evidence informed practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with audio enabled text boxes emphasizing 'Key Points for Caregivers.' For those who are interested in background knowledge, we provided the comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' we provided text box summaries for reading and listening.