AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit

Academic-Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE)
AASPIRE – Academic-Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education

Primary Care Resources for Adults on the Autism Spectrum and their Primary Care Providers

AASPIRE Healthcare Kit: http://www.autismandhealth.org/

This web site has information and worksheets for adults on the autism spectrum, supporters, and healthcare providers. It focuses on primary healthcare, or healthcare with a regular doctor.

The resources on this site are meant to improve the healthcare of autistic adults. They were made by the Academic-Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE) through a series of research studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. AASPIRE hopes that you will find these resources helpful.

 

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development – Toolkit

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center - Toolkit
New toolkit helps providers address mental health challenges of youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Children/Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are disproportionately affected by mental health challenges, a disparity that is heightened by too few mental health providers who are trained to serve this population.

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development has come out with a tool kit that, while directed at health care of adults with IDD, can be used for children with IDD as well. The toolkit also includes disability-specific Health Watch Tables. The IDD Toolkit is now available online.

The toolkit offers health care providers best-practice tools and a wealth of information regarding specific medical and behavioral concerns of adults with IDD, including resources for patients and families

More info: http://www.cmhnetwork.org/news/toolkit-idd-mental-health-challenges