Latest Journal

Click here for a copy of our latest Journal Edition. Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019.



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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.



New Webinar available

We have added a new webinar to our series: A background to mental health and intellectual disability by Dr David Dossetor, child psychiatrist with expertise in intellectual & developmental disability. This goes for 48 minutes. Grab a cuppa and enjoy! A copy of the slides and other resources can be downloaded by clicking on the left after you have started the webinar. More webinars will be available in term 2.


Volume 9, Issue 2 is now ready!

We have some excellent holiday reading for you with the latest copy of our journal. Simply click on the image on the right. Happy Holidays!!

Highlights include:

  • A Pilot Multidisciplinary Clinic at Aspect Autism School by a Specialist Mental Health Team by Associate Professor David Dossetor and Dr Deepa Singhal, Tom Butterworth and Dr. Michelle Wong
  • The Medicine Cabinet: Placebo or Nocebo by Judy Longworth
  • Interview with Leanne Dowse from the University of NSW
  • Conference Review: Society for the Study of Behaviour Phenotypes (SSBP) 21st International Research Symposium 2018 by Peter Wurth
  • Case Report: The Successful use of ECT in a Youth with Autism, Major Depression, Severe Intellectual Disability and Self Injury by Peter Wurth, Shirley-Anne McIntyre, Priyani Ratnayake and Janelle Walker
  • Readings and Resources 


Announcing our latest resource...


PsychDD Conference 23rd November 2018

The Annual PsychDD Conference is on the 23 November 2018, in Parramatta.

Registrations are still open and the conference timetable has just been released.

The conference is open to psychologists, educators and other allied health professionals. There is also a special student rate of only $70.

To register go to:


Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW. This awareness month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. This month also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.

This year the theme for Mental Health Month is Share the Journey. Click here for our Share the Journey Classroom Activity. Don’t forget to send in a photo of your displays to win some chocolates and a mini bandaged bear! Email us at