Winter Newsletter 2020
Winter Greetings!

As we move out of the winter season, we want to reflect on our collective successes and look at what is to come. We are glad to have you all as part of our network and appreciate the unique insights each of you bring. We are both inspired and informed by each of your perspectives and how they help us provide the information most relevant to your lives. Thank you for all of your support and feedback!


Project Management Team
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center
National Leadership Institute
Registration Closes February 28!
The MHDD Leadership Institute was created to help inspire, motivate and guide professionals to meaningful action by identifying and committing to values.

The Leadership Institute is intended for professionals working in the mental health or disability fields. The participating individuals will learn to build capacity for services supporting the mental health aspects of individuals with developmental disabilities. By attending the institute, you will receive not only cutting-edge information that helps solve existing problems in the field, but you will also develop a cohort of like-minded individuals with national reach to continue growing services.

For more information and registration, click on the button below. Reserve your spot today!
Mental Health Crossroads Podcast
Conversation with Dr. Ariel Schwartz
Ariel Schwartz, PhD, OTR/L is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. She has worked with young adults with IDD for over 15 years. Ariel’s research is focused on figuring out how to best include people with IDD in the research process. Including young adults is called “inclusive research.” Ariel wants to learn the best way to do inclusive research, because she believes that people with IDD have a lot of knowledge and experience that can help make research more useful to people with disabilities. Ariel also studies peer mentoring and employment for young adults with IDD-MH.
Are you a parent of a child with disability that has experienced stress in your parenting role? If so, you might be eligible for a research study studying the effects of an online therapy program aimed at decreasing parenting stress.
Refer to the flyer for more details or see if you are eligible!