Individuals with disabilities, who also have a mental health disability, often depend on family members and direct support professionals to help them: (1) make psychiatric appointments; (2) track symptoms and progress; and (3) follow a treatment plan.
The Intellectual and Developmental Disability Psychiatry Toolkit from Ohio’s Department of Developmental Disabilities provides resources for individuals, family members, and doctors: https://dodd.ohio.gov/your-family/healthy-living/psychiatry
You can find the following videos on the website:
- 5 Things to Know about Psychiatric Appointments
- Intellectual Disability Psychiatry Guide and Resources for Physicians
- A Conversation about Telepsychiatry