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September 4, 2020
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  National Leaders in the Mental Health Aspects
of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Friday Feature

American Journal of Psychiatry | The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Clinical and Scientific Priorities

Published Online:28 Aug 2020 https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20060780

TO THE EDITOR: The goal of this communication is to provide clinicians and behavioral scientists with a scoping perspective on the diverse array of effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States. It is our hope that this will stimulate subsequent scientific and advocacy efforts to ameliorate the disproportionate burden of the pandemic on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read the full article. (Download the article as a PDF)

Constantino, J. N., Sahin, M., Piven, J., Rodgers, R., & Tschida, J. (2020). The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Clinical and Scientific Priorities. American Journal of Psychiatry.
Announcements
Welcome Maine!

maine state sealThe Center for START Services welcomes our newest network partner, the State of Maine’s Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS). CSS will be working with OADS team members on START IDD/MH Training and Clinical Consultation as well as Mobile Crisis Training. We are excited to begin work with Lorrie Mitchell and her talented team. Welcome Maine OADS staff to the START community!
 
Upcoming Virtual Training Opportunities
Amidst the frustration of social distancing and missing our physical gatherings, one positive outcome of this pandemic is the opportunity to access trainings and conferences we typically would not. We at the Center for START Services would like to share information about an upcoming virtual conference that may be helpful to you and your network: The 11th Annual Chattanooga Autism Conference (virtual). Conference details and registration information is included below.
 
11th Annual Chattanooga Autism Conference (virtual)
September 18-19, 2020

When: Friday, Sept 18th (11:45am-2:00pm ET), Saturday Sept 19th (9am-12:30pm ET)
Registration: Click here to register online. Registration deadline is Sunday Sept 13th.

Conference Details:
About the Chattanooga Autism Center
The Chattanooga Autism Center is a parent and advocate driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides lifespan support and services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and for their families and also serves as an advocacy resource that builds awareness about autism in the region. Chattanooga Autism Center is also a research partner of the Center for START Services and is currently collaborating with CSS researchers on a project funded in part by the National Research Consortium on MHIDD.

Feel free to share this announcement widely.

 
Click Here to Register
Upcoming CSS Courses

Please visit our website to learn more about and register for the upcoming courses for Care Coordinators and Mobile Crisis Responders.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Labor Day Weekend,

The Center for START Services

 
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