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Guidelines on Pathways to Care

A guide for parents and carers: Guidelines on Pathways to Care for children and adolescents with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour and/or mental health problems.  

Quick Link to the MOU

Devlopmental Psychiatry Clinic Evaluation

The Developmental Psychiatry Clinic has been evaluated by the Centre for Disability Studies. Access the document by clicking on the image below.

MOU between ADHC and Health
Excutive Summary

View the executive summary of the "Leading the Way in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability" needs analysis report here.



The Review of Disability Studies: An international journal

This free online international journal founded by the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii, contains research articles, essays, and bibliographies relating to the culture of disability and people with disabilities. It also publishes forums on disability topics brought together by forum editors of international stature. Poetry, short stories, creative essays, photographs, and art work related to disability are also welcome. The journal is published four times a year, and each issue runs approximately 50 pages.

Download the pdf online or you can also subscribe for a small fee to receive a hard copy.


CHW School-Link Guest Speaker at Child Psychology Seminar

The CHW School-Link team (Jodie Caruana and Hebah Saleh) are guest presenting for the Child Psychology Seminar Series on Monday 4th June from 3-5pm at The Children's Hospital at Westmead on the topic of mental health and intellectual disability.

By the end of this presentation participants will have:
1. A fuller understanding of the literature on mental health and intellectual disability of children and adolescents.
2. Identified current interventions for this population.
3. Identified Prevention Promotion and Early Intervention Programs (PPEI) suitable for this population.
4. A better understanding of the pathways to care for this population.
5. A knowledge of the relevant sources of professional development on this topic.

Cost (including GST): $20; $10 Full-time students with student ID

Please see the attached flyer (in word) or (in pdf) for more information.


Free Online Autism Film Club

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Month in April, the UK organisation Ambitious about Autism is bringing some of the best and most recent films about autism straight to your computer screen. Called ‘Autism Film Club’, the programme will feature four online film screenings on our website during April 2012.

Films include:

The Austism Puzzle (4 April 2012 UK)

Neurotypical (11 April 2012 UK)

Animating Autism (18 April UK)

Loving Lampposts (25 April UK)

How to register:

All four Autism Film Club titles can be streamed for a 24 hour period at no charge; all you need is an Autism Film Club password and the links to the films which can be gained by registering for the emails. The password will be sent to you by email and is valid for all four Autism Film Club films.

Register online here.


Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 1

The March 2012 edition our newsletter (volume 3 issue 1) on mental health and intellectual disability in children and adolescents is now available.

Highlights include:

Mental Health Problems: Disorders of Social Development caused by maladaptation's of ‘Theory of Mind’? A Developmental Psychiatry View by Associate Professor David Dossetor

A focus on Fragile X Syndrome

Organisation Profile: WWILD-SVP

Conference Review: Translating Genetics to Phenotype: the Society for the Study for Behavioural Phenotypes Research Symposium, Brisbane

Justice Health School-Link Initiative: supporting young offenders get back on track through education.. by Kim Eisler

Transcribe 2011 Young writers entry: Some Miracles Work by Vivian Tran

Siblings Australia resources by Barbara Fleming

The Medicine Cabinet: Obesity- Problem of number and size by Judy Longworth

Upcoming training, Resources/reading list, In the news/reviews.


Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine Conference

The full program for the Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine (AADDM) 2012 Conference (March 8-10 2012) at UNSW is now available. Detailed information on sessions and presentations can be accessed through the

Program section of the website, and then by clicking on the summary table for each day.

As you can see mental health is a major component, with many eminent mental health professionals and advocates listed as speakers. The conference will be relevant to all mental health professionals who have an interest in the challenging area of mental health in intellectual and developmental disabilities. School-Link is presenting on the Saturday the 10th in the education and health stream, and we do hope to see you in the audience!!!