We support wellness and mental health for people with disabilities across the lifespan. Health promotion needs to include people with disabilities.
Capacity Building Project
Children’s Mental Health Champions: A new pilot program, Children’s Mental Health Champions, has recently launched six Champions, representing California, Colorado, Kentucky, New Mexico, Virginia, and Washington D.C., to serve as liaisons to the CDC’s Children’s Mental Health Program . Champions will develop state-specific work plans to implement effective strategies for mental health promotion, prevention supports, and the creation of networks (e.g., school, healthcare, and community) to promote better connections between these systems.
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Mental and Emotional Health Data Link: Disability and Health Data System
Mental Health Aspects of ID/DD
Mental Health Aspects of ID/DD: Discussion group for members of the AUCD Network on mental health for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.